HVS’s Hydrogen Truck To Offer Up To 370 Miles Of Range
The HGV from HVS is being partly funded by the British government
by Brad Anderson
April 3, 2023 at 09:35
by Brad Anderson
British manufacturer Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) has announced some additional details about its forthcoming hydrogen-electric Heavy Goods Vehicle.
The hydrogen-powered truck combines a hydrogen fuel cell system with an energy storage system that sends power to the ground through an electric motor. While horsepower and torque details are not known at this stage, it has been confirmed that the HGV sports a Kinetic Energy Recovery System to harvest energy lost under braking.
HVS says its upcoming truck will be able to travel 370 miles (600 km) depending on the payload, road conditions, and driving style of the operator. While that’s significantly less range than a more traditional diesel-powered truck, HVS notes that its HGV can be refueled in under 20 minutes, much quicker than an all-electric alternative.
“Thanks to the fresh thinking and ground-up approach, HVS has created an HGV that offers the complete package of game-changing technology and driver ergonomics,” HVS chief executive Jawad Khursheed said in a statement. “The state-of-the-art fuel cell stack coupled with the best in the industry hydrogen tanks ensures rapid refueling times and maximizes time on the road – delivering unrivaled Total Cost of Ownership to our customers.”
Read: World’s First Self-Driving Hydrogen Truck To Begin Testing In 2024 After $8M Funding
The covers of the new HGV will be lifted at the NEC show in Birmingham, UK on April 18. A consortium led by HVS was recently awarded £6.6 million ($8.07 million) in government funding to develop and deliver its HGV. The vehicle won’t just have an innovative hybrid powertrain but it will also be outfitted with Fusion Processing’s Automated Drive System that includes radars, LiDARS, cameras, and artificial intelligence software.
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This isn’t the only round of government funding HVS received. In December, it was awarded £15 million ($18.4 million) in funding from the UK Government’s Advanced Propulsion Centre.
- ^ hydrogen fuel cell system (www.carscoops.com)
- ^ truck (www.carscoops.com)
- ^ World’s First Self-Driving Hydrogen Truck To Begin Testing In 2024 After $8M Funding (www.carscoops.com)
- ^ In December (www.carscoops.com)