Daimler reveals details of its Mercedes-Benz hydrogen fuel-cell truck

Daimler Trucks has revealed the first details the Mercedes-Benz GenH2, a fuel-cell truck with a 1,000km range.

The 40-tonne concept truck uses liquid hydrogen instead of gaseous hydrogen, which has a higher density, so gives the vehicle a range comparable to that of a diesel-powered truck. Customer trials will commence in 2023, with series production starting in the second half of this decade.

Earlier this year Daimler and Volvo Trucks announced details of a collaboration to produce and sell fuel-cell systems for heavy-duty trucks.

Daimler has also presented the Mercedes eActros LongHaul, a battery-powered truck with a 500km range, which will go into series production in 2024. Meanwhile its eActros rigid, which has been trialled with customers for the past two years, will be on sale next year.

Martin Daum, chairman of the board of management at Daimler Trucks, said: “This combination enables us to offer our customers the best vehicle options, depending on the application. Battery power will be rather used for lower cargo weights and for shorter distances. Fuel-cell power will tend to be the preferred option for heavier loads and longer distances.”

He also announced the company’s ambition to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation (from tank to wheel) in Europe, North America and Japan by 2039.

Full details and images of the zero-emission Mercedes trucks will be revealed in Commercial Motor over the coming weeks.

CM Show 2020: Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone team up to offer free prize draw

Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone have teamed up to give away a PRO 5350 TRUCK driver terminal and set of DURAVIS All Season van tyres each day throughout the virtual Commercial Motor Show event, which runs from 29 September to 1 October.

Visitors can enter the free prize draw by visiting the Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone joint stand, where they can also learn about the latest enhanced Webfleet features, including Asset Tracking and TachoShare, as well as Bridgestone’s latest additions to its tyre ranges, including the Ecopia H002, the ultra-durable Duravis R002, and the COACH-AP 001.

Visit the website for more info and for full terms and conditions.  

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