German e-mobility specialist Quantron showed a hydrogen fuel cell 4x2 tractor with a 1,500km range, leading CEO Michael Perschke to declare the truck as “the undisputed range champion of the IAA”.
The QHM FCEV, which is one of two vehicles that will go into service in Norway, features a fuel cell made by Canadian hydrogen expert Ballard Power Systems. It was developed specifically for this application, and fits perfectly under the cab where the engine would have been. “By keeping the back wall clear, we are able to offer a long sleeper cab,” explained Perschke. It also features an Allison E-axle, and comes with an eight-year warranty.
Although it is based on an MAN TGX, Perschke confirmed that this is not a joint venture, and that it would be possible to use other OEMs’ chassis.
The QHM FCEV is available to order now, and Quantron anticipates delivering 100 trucks in 2023. Although he would not be drawn on price, Perschke described the truck “as a Bentley rather than a VW”.
Despite enquiries from the UK, there are currently no plans too produce a RHD version.