The Next Mobility Accelerator Consortium has unveiled a comprehensive proposal for medium-duty hydrogen-fueled e-trucks.
The collaboration, which includes the special vehicle maker Paul, the firm MaierKorduletsch, and the oil corporation Shell, aims to provide a series-ready car as well as a comprehensive infrastructure, including hydrogen generation, and hydrogen truck production, logistics, and recharging choices.
According to a statement from Allianz, the goal is to develop a regional, scalable value chain. The partnership is focusing on the 12- to 24-ton class, whereas established vehicle manufacturers are concentrating on the heavy-duty classes in the construction of hydrogen vehicles. MaierKorduletsch will be the first client to try out the “PH2P Truck.” The hydrogen truck will distribute lubricants to industry and workshops for a consortium of energy, fuel, and lubricant trade organizations.
The vehicle presently on display, which is a medium-heavy fuel cell truck with a gross train weight of 24 tons and a range of up to 500 kilometers, was developed by Paul Nutzfahrzeuge with the help of system partners. It should take between 10 and 15 minutes to refill. The electric engine, which produces up to 300 kW (408 hp), can propel the vehicle up to 85 kilometers per hour. The central drive is made by Voith, while the hydrogen tanks are made by Hanwha Solutions, a South Korean energy solution supplier. Toyota provides the fuel cell, while Pepper Motion provides the software integration and system architecture.
Shell purchased 25 PH2P
These cars will be available to interested clients via a mobility platform starting in fall 2022, where they may rent the vehicle and get services like hydrogen procurement, insurance, maintenance, and servicing, as well as driver and fleet manager training. In addition to the cooperation with additional partners, the oil multinational wants to supply up to 2,500 fuel cell trucks in various vehicle classes by 2025. The mobility platform will also be used to bring these to market. Shell aims to build an infrastructure of up to 50 hydrogen filling stations along pan-European transportation routes at the same time.