New Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Fuel-Cell Semi Concept Previews Production Model Coming Soon
The world depends on semis to transport goods across the globe, but they’re responsible for a lot of pollution.
Daimler wants fix this so they’ve hosted an event to unveil their electrification strategy for the trucking sector. The big news was the debut of the Mercedes GenH2 concept which is a heavy-duty fuel-cell truck made for long-distance hauling.
Designed to have capabilities similar to the Actros long-haul truck, the GenH2 concept has gross vehicle weight of 40 tons and a payload capacity of 25 tons. More importantly, it has two liquid-hydrogen tanks which each have a storage capacity of 88 lbs (40 kg).
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The concept has also been equipped with a 300 kW fuel cell system and a battery which can temporarily provide an additional 400 kW of power. The battery has a capacity of 70 kWh and is designed to “provide situational power support for the fuel cell, for example during peak loads while accelerating or while driving uphill fully loaded.”
In the pre-production truck, there will be two electric motors which each have a peak output of 443 hp (330 kW / 449 PS) and 1,527 lb-ft (2,071 Nm) of torque. However, they have a lower continuous rating of 308 hp (230 kW / 312 PS) and 1,163 lb-ft (1577 Nm).
While semis aren’t particularity exciting, the key takeaway is that the GenH2 will be eco-friendly and have a range of approximately 621 miles (1,000 km) on a ...
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