Daimler Trucks revealed its actions for the electrification of Mercedez-Benz Hydrogen-Electric trucks. The company revealed three truck concept mainly –
Mercedes-Benz eActros, Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul and Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck.
- Mercedes-Benz Actros – It is a battery-electric truck for heavy metropolitan delivery and covers a distance of about 200km. Production will start in 2021.
- Mercedes-Benz Actros LongHaul – Battery-electric truck covering a range of about 500 km for planned long routes. Production will start in 2024.
- Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck – This is the fuel-cell truck and can cover a distance of 1,000 km for high demanding long routes. Trials for customers will start in 2023 and production will begin in the 2nd half of 2020.
In the GenH2 Truck, the amount of fuel-cell system will provide 2 x150 kilowatts and the battery will add 400 kilowatts for a temporary period – as declared by the company.
The storage size of the battery is as low at 70 kilowatts. It is not contracted to complete the energy needed. It is used mainly to add circumstantial power support for the fuel cell. For example, carrying a heavy load or uphill driving with a fully packed truck.
The lighter battery will be chargeable with breaking energy and excess fuel-cell energy. With the help of the lighter battery, the truck will be able to carry huge loads too – Daimler clarified.
In the upcoming years, truck buyers will have various choices to choose from drive technology that is best for them depending on various conditions. The main intention of the Daimler organization is to provide the best truck system for their customers at the right time. The organization will work hard and provide their customer with the best product and develop a good reputation for entry into electrical flexibility.
Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure said – “We need zero-carbon goods vehicles on our roads. These include hydrogen fuel cell trucks. There is a huge potential inherent in hydrogen for the protection of our environment and a strong economy. That is why we have been funding hydrogen as a transport fuel for over ten years – one current example is the concept truck presented today. We will continue to provide strong support to the development of climate-friendly drivetrains and innovations in and for Germany. This will include, but not be limited to, significantly expanding the funding of vehicles.”
Daimler truck is bringing together many joint frameworks like electric-truck customers, power-grid operators, energy suppliers, as well as charging-hardware manufacturers and charging-software providers for the electric truck concept to work smoothly.
Source – media.daimler