ENGINIUS will participate in the IAA Transportation 2022. The brand is part of a broader German group, FAUN, specialized in the production of municipal vehicles. Back in November 2021, ENGINIUS became an independent company, totally focused on the development and production of BEV or FCEV trucks. The latter are not 100% new trucks, as they are developed starting from an ICE-powered truck base.
ENGINIUS: the BLUEPOWER is already available
It’s the case of the only ENGINIUS fuel cell truck currently available in the market, the BLUEPOWER, which uses the Econic chassis from Daimler Truck and produces state-of-the-art technology in the Bremen production halls. Hydrogen is converted into electricity from the high-pressure tanks by means of fuel cells, thus powering an electric motor and charging onboard buffer batteries. Depending on the equipment, the vehicles have a range of up to 250 km (WLTP) with a payload of 17 tonnes. Filling the 16-kilogram hydrogen tanks at 700 bar takes less than 15 minutes.
Another milestone is the EU type approval that ENGINIUS was the first vehicle manufacturer to receive for its electric trucks with hydrogen fuel cells. “Freight transport contributes around 10% of global CO2 emissions. Our vision is carbon-neutral freight transport, and with ENGINIUS we want to become the European market leader for hydrogen-powered trucks on short- and medium-haul routes by 2030”, said Patrick Hermanspann, CEO of the FAUN Group, who took part in the IAA press preview at the end of June.
Still a prototype: the CITYPOWER for urban (and regional) distribution
For the first time at the IAA, ENGINIUS presents CITYPOWER in September – a truck for goods and freight transport. Based on the Atego chassis from Daimler Truck, the two-axle truck offers a lot of potential for quiet and emission-free traffic. With a payload of nine tonnes, a range of 500 km (WLTP) and a refuelling time of 30 minutes, the CITYPOWER is an emission-free and low-noise replacement for diesel vehicles. The first CITYPOWERs are scheduled to enter the market in 2023.
“We want to deliver 12,000 vehicles by 2023 and thus offer solutions in the early phase of the market ramp-up”, added Patrick Hermanspann. “Our focus is on hydrogen. Hydrogen is an energy carrier that we can circulate without harm. It can be easily transported, stored and distributed in various forms. That is why, together with the battery, it is the ideal fuel for the future of commercial transport. The course has been set and with ENGINIUS we are making a contribution”.