The next generation electric Volvo FH will get hydrogen fuel cells. Its power reserve reaches 1000 km, and a full refueling takes only 15 minutes.
Volvo has started testing the new generation of FH trucks. They are electric and will go into production after 2025. About it informs official website of the Swedish company.
The developers claim that the cruising range of the Volvo FH 2025 will be about 1000 km. This is a record figure among mass-produced electric trucks, because even Tesla Semi the driving range is only 800 km.
The fact is that the new Volvo FH is not equipped with a battery, but with hydrogen fuel cells. Through a chemical reaction, electricity is generated there.
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The fuel cells are from Cellcentric, a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG. It will become the largest manufacturer of such products in Europe and will supply trucks Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner.
The hydrogen cells can power the electric motors at 300 kW (408 hp), enough to pull a 65-tonne road train (Tesla Semi’s 32 tons). Full refueling of hydrogen LPG is carried out in just 15 minutes, while charging the batteries takes hours. Volvo FH exhaust with fuel cells contains only water vapour.
Previously Focus said that production was starting in Poland buses with hydrogen fuel cells.