Daimler presents its first fuel cell truck

Mit dem Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck präsentiert Daimler Trucks sein Konzept für ein brennstoffzellenbetriebenes Langstreckenfahrzeug für flexible und anspruchsvolle Einsätze mit Blick auf Strecken, Entfernungen und Nutzlast. Start der Serienproduktion ist für die zweite Hälfte der 2020er Jahre geplant. With the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck Daimler Trucks presents its concept for a fuel cell powered long-haul vehicle for flexible and demanding operations in terms of routes, distances and payload. Series production start of the GenH2 truck is planned for the second half of the 2020s.

Daimler Trucks presented its new fuel cell concept truck, the Mercedes-Benz GenH2, in Berlin. The Stuttgart-based global corporation wants to test the 40-ton truck with a range of up to 1000 km in practical operation beginning in 2023 and start series production in the second half of the decade.

As part of its technology strategy for electrification, Daimler Trucks is presenting the new Mercedes-Benz GenH2. The manufacturer intends to test the hydrogen-powered 40-ton truck in practice beginning in 2023 and start series production in the second half of this decade.

According to Daimler, the heavy fuel cell truck for long-distance transport offers a payload of 25 tons with a range of up to 1000 km. The manufacturer wants to realize this by using liquid hydrogen (LH2).

In the series-production version, two electric motors, each with 150 kW, will drive the GenH2. A battery with a capacity of 70 kWh increases the power at peak demand by another 400 kW.

At the same time, Daimler is announcing the battery-powered eActros LongHaul. According to the manufacturer, the heavy electric truck with a range of around 500 km should be available from the middle of the decade. Its little brother, the Mercedes eActros with a range of 200 km, is currently in the final stages of practical testing and, according to the manufacturer, should go into series production starting in 2021.

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