The Swedish automotive company Volvo announced the start of testing trucks on hydrogen fuel cells with a power reserve of up to 1 thousand kilometers without refueling. This is reported by CNBC.
According to the organization, refueling a hydrogen truck takes less than 15 minutes. This type of transport is supposed to be used on long multi-hour routes, during which the possibility of recharging is not provided. For closer trips, Volvo is developing electric trucks.
Cargo transportation in the test mode will start in a few years, and commercial use of the technology is planned for after 2025.
Experts believe that the electrification of long-haul heavy-duty vehicles is associated with a set of specific problems, which require advanced solutions to create high-power chargers and capacious batteries.