General Motors (GM) and Autocar Industries are joining forces to produce a fleet of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles fueled by GM’s cutting-edge Hydrotec power cubes.
The partnership aims to redefine ruggedness, capability, and eco-friendliness in vocational vehicles, with production slated to commence in 2026 at Autocar’s Birmingham plant in Alabama.
General Motors and Autocar Industries are embarking on a transformative journey to introduce a line of heavy-duty trucks propelled by GM’s Hydrotec power cubes. Anticipated to hit production lines in 2026, these trucks, encompassing roll-off, dump, cement mixers, refuse trucks, and terminal tractors, herald a new era of eco-conscious, high-performance vocational vehicles.
GM’s Hydrotec fuel cells, boasting 77 kilowatts of power, are set to power Autocar’s heavy-duty vehicles. With scalability and versatility at the forefront, these power cubes promise to electrify a spectrum of industries, from freight trucking and aerospace to locomotives and power generation, marking a pivotal shift towards sustainable transportation solutions.
Autocar, an established player in Class 7 and Class 8 trucks, is teaming up with GM to deliver a fleet of hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks. The collaboration aims to address extreme towing and heavy payload demands, offering a sweet spot for vehicles traveling over 500 miles and requiring rapid refueling. GM’s Hydrotec power cubes take center stage, providing a blend of affordability, durability, and efficiency.
General Motors is set to produce the revolutionary Hydrotec fuel cell power cubes at a facility in Brownstown, Michigan. As the automotive giant gears up for the hydrogen-powered future, this production facility will play a pivotal role in scaling up the manufacturing of power cubes, further solidifying GM’s commitment to sustainable transportation solutions.