SMM: according to reports, Mercedes-Benz recently announced three zero-emission trucks, all of which use hydrogen fuel cell and electric battery systems, which can be used for urban or long-distance driving and are expected to have a range of more than 1000 kilometers. The company plans to start production as early as 2021 and will revamp its Daimler transportation system to make the three cars carbon dioxide neutral.
The first car is the Mercedes-Benz eActros, Daimler, which first launched the prototype in 2018, confirming that the model will go into production in 2021 and is expected to have a range of well over 124mph and is suitable for heavy city distribution. The mass production version may offer two-axle and three-axle configurations with a maximum load comparable to that of the fuel version of the Actros. In addition, the car also has the functions of route analysis, fleet integration and charging infrastructure solutions.
The second is the enhanced version of the eActros, the eActros LongHaul, which will have a new all-electric drive system and can travel about 310miles on a single charge, and is expected to go into production in 2024. On the other hand, Daimler admits that the car has much lower mileage than traditional fuel trucks, but it will be cheaper to use energy.
The third car, the GenH2 Truck, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, is said to use liquid hydrogen instead of gaseous hydrogen, so it has a higher energy density and can travel more than 1000 kilometers after filling up. Testing of the car is expected to begin in 2023 and go into production in 2025.
In April, Daimler trucks partnered with Volvo on fuel cell technology, and the liquid hydrogen fuel tank is expected to have a capacity of 40 kilograms.
Under the zero-emission goal, in addition to the development of electric platforms for passenger cars, Daimler is also committed to the development of new energy trucks. Daimler said that in the future, battery packs will become smaller, lighter, more efficient, have longer mileage and have less impact on carrying capacity. The above will help fulfill the company's commitment to provide only carbon dioxide-free trucks in Europe, North America and Japan by 2039. On the road of realizing the comprehensive promotion of new energy vehicles, commercial vehicles have more advantages than passenger vehicles, at the same time, hydrogen fuel is more environmentally friendly and has more potential than electric drive.
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