UK-based manufacturer HVS is about to reveal their highly teased hydrogen heavy-duty truck. The zero-emission vehicle will be unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show on the 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. According to the manufacturer itself, the new truck will have a range of up to 600 km, as well as a leading refuelling time of just 15 to 20 minutes.

HVS hydrogen truck: what to expect

“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”, stated HVS CEO Jawad Khursheed.

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HVS’ vehicle powertrain employs a fuel cell system and energy storage system to deploy electricity to an electric motor to transmit power to the wheels. It uses a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) to recapture energy under braking and while the truck is slowing down. The integrated powertrain is controlled with HVS’ advanced control system ‘SEMAS’ which will deliver class-leading fuel efficiency and powertrain durability that contributes to achieving a total cost of ownership comparable to that of current diesel-powered offerings in the market.  

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