cellcentric, hydrogen-based 50:50 joint venture shared by Daimler Truck and Volvo, has recently announced a new fuel cell system specifically tailored for long-haul trucks and conceived for the European, as well as the North American market. The target is to start Series production at the end of the decade.

Fuel cell system with compact design and higher power density

With a compact design and a net output of more than 350 kW as well as a low weight thanks to the highly integrated single system package solution, the NextGen system achieves the performance characteristics of comparable long-haul conventional heavy-duty trucks while reducing fuel consumption by 20 percent compared to the current generation BZA150 fuel cell generation.

The above mentioned system is also enabled by a power density increase of 30 percent compared to the current generation. Especially relevant for easy truck vehicle integration: the system design and performance enables a 40 percent reduction in waste heat at peak load, thus substantially lowering cooling requirements for the truck – a key strategic product fit improvement.

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