Hydrogen propulsion has a huge potential to protect the environment, and especially if trucks with this propulsion can be produced. The German Daimler, which also manufactures trucks under the Mercedes-Benz brands, has therefore been investing in hydrogen propulsion and its research for more than ten years. According to him, this drive has greater potential in heavy freight transport.
Incredible range of up to 1000 km per tank
The GenH2 will have a range of up to 1000 km per tank, the vehicle will weigh 40 tonnes and offer a payload of 25 tonnes. It should have two liquid hydrogen tanks with a storage capacity of 40 kg for each. Why liquid? Because hydrogen in liquid form takes up less space than in gaseous. Furthermore, the GenH2 will have a 70 kWh battery, two electric motors, each of which will offer an output of 330 kW, 449 hp.
You will know at a glance that GenH2 is different. The manufacturer also cared about the design, the tractor has a futuristic impression. It has clean lines, elegant silver is complemented by blue elements.
Smaller trucks prefer electric
Mercedes does not experiment with hydrogen in passenger cars, in April last year it announced the end of development. For smaller trucks, the company sees the future again in electric propulsion. Along with the GenH2, a purely eActros LongHaul battery car with a range of 500 km on a single charge was also introduced. It should be ready for series production in 2024.
Whether the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 will have competition will be seen soon. The American Nikola Motors also talks a lot about hydrogen trucks.