Hylane, a subsidiary of DEVK Versicherungen, and Quantron AG join forces to usher in a new era of emission-free last-mile transport. With a shared commitment to innovative and climate-friendly mobility solutions, the collaboration introduces hydrogen-electric vans, specifically designed for last-mile operations, in a pioneering pay-per-use model.
The primary goal of Hylane and Quantron AG is to revolutionize the last-mile transport sector by introducing hydrogen-electric vans that combine efficiency and environmental consciousness. The partnership aims to provide a viable solution for transport tasks, especially in regions with limited charging infrastructure, addressing the challenges of urban logistics and last-mile deliveries.
The hydrogen-electric vans, known as Quantron QLI FCEV Light Transporters, are equipped with a cutting-edge fuel cell from Ballard Power Systems, boasting a robust 45 kW output, coupled with an electric motor delivering 150 kW output. These vehicles offer an impressive range of up to 450 kilometers per tank of hydrogen, providing a reliable and eco-friendly option for short-distance transport needs.
Hylane’s commitment to a usage-based rental model facilitates transport companies in testing new technologies with minimal risk, paying only for the actual kilometers driven. The collaboration with Quantron adds another layer to Hylane’s extensive fleet, solidifying its position as a leader in environmentally friendly logistics within the EU. The introduction of hydrogen-electric vans contributes significantly to the reduction of CO₂ emissions, aligning with broader efforts for sustainable and eco-conscious mobility.
The initiative receives support through the KsNI guidelines of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport. By securing funding within this framework, Hylane aims to offer competitive prices through its usage-based rental model. This approach enables businesses to explore and embrace new technologies without the burden of high acquisition costs, fostering a more accessible and widespread adoption of hydrogen-electric vans.