Concern Daimler organized a special event, where it announced its strategy for the electrification of the truck range. Here, the German corporation showed a prototype of hydrogen truck Mercedes-Benz GenH2.
The concept has a GVW of 40 tons and a load capacity of 25 tons, as well as two tanks for liquid hydrogen with a capacity of 40 kg each.
The prototype also has a 300 kW fuel cell system and a battery that can temporarily provide an additional 400 kW of power. The battery has a capacity of 70 kW / h and is designed to "provide situational energy support for the fuel cell, for example, at peak loads or when moving up a mountain with full weight.
The pre-production version of the Mercedes-Benz truck will be equipped with two electric motors, each of which will develop 443 hp and 2071 Nm of torque. As for the power reserve of the hydrogen model, it will be about 1000 km.
The German company notes that although the GenH2 is technically a prototype, its serial modification will be released. Speaking about the timing of the new product, the Mercedes-Benz emphasizes that the test customer shipments should start in 2023, and mass production of the truck will not begin until 2025.