The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck has just made its debut with a range of up to 1,000 kilometers. The vehicle will join customer trials in 2023.
Daimler Trucks reaffirms its commitment to the Paris Climate Protection Convention introducing the Mercecdes-Benz GenH2 fuel-cell concept truck. Thus the company also proves that it is driving at full speed towards reducing emissions across the range.
The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 fuel-cell concept truck promises a range of up to 1,000 kilometers with a single tank of hydrogen. These are figures comparable with those of a conventional diesel truck. Two special liquid-hydrogen tanks and a powerful fuel-cell system will provide the impressive range parameters. The series production version will have a gross vehicle weight of 40 tons and a payload of 25 tons.
Daimler Trucks prefers the solution of the liquid hydrogen as the energy carrier has a far higher energy density in relation to volume than the gaseous hydrogen does. Therefore, the stainless-steel tanks of a fuel-cell truck, with a storage capacity of 80 kilograms, using liquid hydrogen cover less space and are much lighter. They thus allow a larger cargo space and a higher payload weight.
Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck – How much power?
The fuel system will be able to supply 2 x 150 kilowatts, while the battery pack will supply an additional 400 kW for a limited period of time.
A sophisticated cooling and heating system will keep all components at the ideal operating temperature. The fuel-cell concept truck benefits from the assistance of two electric motors that provide 2 x 230 kW continuous power and 2 x 330 kW maximum power. The peak torque is of 2 x 15577 Nm and 2 x 2071 Nm, respectively.
The GenH2 Truck will start customer trials in 2023 and will enter series production towards the second half of the decade.
Daimler Trucks also revealed the electric long-haul truck, Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul. The truck with an approximate range of 500 kilometers will enter series production in 2024.