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TNO joins H2-Share project to build and demo 27t hydrogen fuel cell truck and mobile refueler
. . . H2-Share stands for Hydrogen Solutions for Heavy-duty transport Aimed at Reduction of Emissions in North West Europe. The objective of H2-Share is to facilitate the development of a market for low-carbon heavy-duty vehicles run on hydrogen for logistic applications. . . .
While battery-electric trucks can operate efficiently in urban areas, hydrogen technology is one of the options for zero-emission logistics over longer distances. Heavy-duty distribution vehicles with a fuel cell range extender—while not yet commercially available in the EU—are demonstrated in H2-Share and their potential is assessed in this project by TNO.
H2-Share will join forces with four front-runner NWE regions in three member states (BE, NL, DE). The 27 -ton rigid truck run on hydrogen will be built by VDL and the mobile H2 refueler will be built by Wystrach GmbH. The goal is to test the truck at six locations in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Based upon the demo’s and strong cooperation with sector-related associations, a joint roadmap for zero-emission heavy-duty trucks in NWE will be developed, along with cooperation from other EU regions. The project aims to realize knowledge sharing between regions and stimulate technology and market development in NWE.
The project will run until September 2020 and will be coordinated by WaterstofNet. . . .
Workhorse electric delivery vans achieve 40-75MPGe in real-world pilot testing
Workhorse Group Inc. reported that in real-world pilot-testing,the N-GEN all-electric delivery van has demonstrated a fuel efficiency, as expressed in miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), that averages 40 MPGe for its 450 cubic foot electric van, and 75MPGe for its 200 cubic foot electric van, representing up to a 500% improvement versus conventional gasoline-fueled delivery vans.
More than 100,000 packages have been delivered by Workhorse-employed drivers and delivery associates, offering insights to optimize the N-GEN production vehicle design for last-mile delivery workers. . . .
The N-GEN vans feature fast charging capabilities and achieve 100 miles all electric range. All-wheel drive and built-in Workhorse telematics system, which tracks all parameters in real time to optimize performance and efficiency, are standard. Design options will include collision avoidance system, automatic braking, lane centering warning and optional patented HorseFly unmanned package delivery drone.