FPT Industrial showcases its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain Concept at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair in Hannover, Germany
As part of its strategy to provide a wide range of power sources, FPT Industrial's R&D team is working on a project to develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology which in the long term could lead to a new zero emissions transport solution for heavy duty vehicles. The Concept was unveiled today, September 19, and the show runs to September 27.
FPT Industrial, the powertrain brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/MI:CNHI), believes that this Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology could be used in commercial vehicles to deliver zero Tank-to-Wheel and Well-to-Wheel emissions. Furthermore, it could play a significant role in the development of a virtuous cycle, where hydrogen is produced locally through renewable energy sources such as biomethane, wind or solar energy. The aim of FPT Industrial's R&D project is to explore the possibilities of using hydrogen as a zero emissions fuel alternative for the long-haul transport market while delivering the level of performance, autonomy, efficiency and reliability that this sector demands.
This Concept has been designed with a carbon fibre, high-resistance fuel tank from which the hydrogen flows directly into the fuel cells to generate the electricity that powers a 400 kW engine. It is this combination of electricity and fuel cells that creates a zero emissions vehicle and demonstrates that hydrogen is the next phase in the development of the use of natural gas in long-haul commercial vehicles requiring zero nitrogen oxides, zero particulate matter and zero CO2.
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI:CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com