HVS’ second test vehicle, X2.0, was put through its paces on the test track, delivering the very first trailer pull. Powered by green hydrogen, according to the British hydrogen truck manufacturer, the X2.0 “didn’t disappoint with excellent performance on its very first test run on the high-speed track at UTAC, Millbrook”.

HVS hydrogen fuel cell truck: looking for valuable test data

The truck is set to provide crucial real-world test track data, which when combined with dyno test data gathered to date, will be used to refine the vehicle set-up and provide systems calibration and optimisation. Specifically, data points from the vehicle’s powertrain functional software and performance under physical tests, will now begin to be mapped to the virtual world. The UK-built prototypes, all feature the unique HVS Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain that delivers a suite of features perfectly suited to HGV operations.

“It’s less than one year on from launching our HGV technology demonstrator, and we are already on the test track showing our incredible progress with our first trailer pull with a HVS fuel cell truck. It is the culmination of the team’s hard work and commitment, and the support of our key development suppliers, and I couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved in this milestone moment of our test programme. I can’t wait to see what more this vehicle can do”, stated John McKenna, HVS Chief Technical Officer.


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