Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) has been confirmed that its advanced zero-emission hydrogen-electric heavy goods vehicle (HGV) will have a range (load- and route-dependent) of up to 600km and a refueling time of between 15 and 20 minutes.
The HGV is scheduled to be revealed at the Commercial Vehicle show on April 18, 2023, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, where the company will showcase its hydrogen powertrain in the form of an HGV articulated tractor unit technology demonstrator.
The company’s powertrain uses a fuel cell system and an energy storage system to deploy electricity to an electric motor to transmit power to the wheels. Furthermore, a Kinetic Energy Recovery System is also used to recapture energy under braking and when the vehicle is slowing down. HVS’s powertrain is controlled using a system called SEMAS which contributes to the vehicle’s fuel efficiency and powertrain durability.
The fuel cell offers a longer range, a higher load-carrying capacity and faster refueling than battery-electric commercial vehicles. Due to its powertrain, the vehicle only emits water vapor.
“Thanks to the fresh thinking and ground-up approach, HVS has created an HGV that offers the complete package of game-changing technology and driver ergonomics,” said Jawad Khursheed, CEO, HVS. “The state-of-the-art fuel cell stack coupled with the best in the industry hydrogen tanks ensures rapid refueling times and maximizes time on the road – delivering unrivalled total cost of ownership to our customers.”