Mercedes-Benz’s three hydrogen fuel cell concept cars have a range of 1,000 kilometers
According to foreign media reports, Mercedes-Benz recently released three zero-emission trucks. The three models released this time all use hydrogen fuel cells and electric battery systems for urban or long-distance driving. The cruising range is expected to exceed 1,000. kilometer.
The first car is the Mercedes-Benz eActros, which debuted as a prototype in 2018, with a maximum payload comparable to that of the petrol-powered Actros. The model, which is confirmed to go into production in 2021, is expected to have a range of well over 199 kilometers, suitable for heavy-duty urban delivery. In addition to being available in two-axle and three-axle configurations, the car also features features such as route analysis, fleet integration and charging infrastructure solutions.
The second eActros LongHaul will use a new pure electric drive system and can travel about 498 kilometers on a full charge. Although this car has a much lower cruising range than traditional fuel trucks, its energy use costs will be lower. The car is planned to be in It will be put into production in 2024.
The third car, named GenH2 Truck, is designed on the basis of Mercedes-Benz’s mature Actros truck products, retaining most of the Actros styling, and the middle grille is closed. The biggest highlight of the new car is that it is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system, equipped with two liquid hydrogen tanks, which can have a cruising range of more than 1,000 kilometers, which is basically similar to traditional diesel trucks.
It is worth mentioning that the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 concept car uses liquid hydrogen instead of gaseous hydrogen, which has a higher energy density. The fuel tank of the new car is smaller and the weight is lower, which improves the cargo space while ensuring the cruising range. The new car is scheduled to start customer testing in 2023 and mass production after 2025.