Volvo Trucks has been working on hydrogen trucks for quite a long time, as we wrote here. Now, the Swedish manufacturer has started testing its hydrogen-powered truck on public roads in Northern Sweden. Indeed, the harsh conditions on public roads in northern Sweden, with ice, wind and lots of snow, make an ideal testing environment.
Volvo hydrogen trucks on the road
“Trucks are operating seven days a week and in all types of weather. The harsh conditions on public roads in northern Sweden, with ice, wind and lots of snow, make an ideal testing environment,” commented Helena Alsiö, VP Powertrain Product Management at Volvo Trucks. “I am pleased to say that the tests are going well, confirming tests we carried out beforehand, both digitally and on our confined test track close to Gothenburg.”
Fuel cell electric trucks powered by hydrogen, which will be available in the second half of this decade, will be especially suitable for longer distances and when using only batteries isn’t an option: for example, in rural areas with no charging infrastructure.