At the Commercial Vehicle show on the 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, Scottish company Hydrogen Vehicle Services (HVS) showcased its game-changing hydrogen powertrain in the form of a HGV Articulated Tractor Unit. Its High Technology 40-tonne GVW Demonstrator, fulfills the company’s objective of being the first indigenous UK-designed and developed hydrogen-electric HGV on the market.
The Zero-emission, long-range hydrogen-powered truck will have a range of up to 600 km (depending on load and route) coupled with an industry-leading refuelling time of just 15 – 20 minutes.
Form the launch stage HVS CEO Jawad Khursheed said: “Thanks to the fresh thinking and ground-up approach, HVS has created an HGV that offers the complete package of game-changing technology and driver ergonomics. The state-of-the-art fuel cell stack coupled with the best in the industry hydrogen tanks ensures rapid refuelling times and maximises time on the road – delivering unrivalled Total Cost of Ownership to our customers”.