Volvo Trucks begins testing cars that use “fuel cells powered by hydrogen”. According to the Swedish manufacturer, their range can reach 1000 km. Refueling vehicles takes less than 15 minutes. This was reported by CNBC.
Pilot production of such cars should begin in the next few years. They may go on sale at the end of this decade. The fuel elements for the trucks will be provided by Cellcentric, a joint venture with Daimler Truck, founded in March 2021.
“Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks will be especially suitable for long distances and heavy, energy-demanding assignments,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
Along with hydrogen cars, Volvo Trucks is developing battery-electric trucks. In recent years, competition in this area has increased. Volvo Trucks’ focus on zero-emission technologies will make it a competitor to companies such as Tesla and partner Daimler Truck that develop electric trucks.
We will remind, Toyota already develops cartridges that can make hydrogen more available as a fuel. The company says that the cartridges will be useful for mobility (of hydrogen cars), home use and many future opportunities that we can not yet imagine.