The UK company Electra Commercial Vehicles is presenting a world-first in hydrogen! The refrigerated hydrogen Fuel Cell Battery electric Vehicle (FCBeV) has hit the road in Stockton on Tees. A major supermarket client in the North East will trial the truck over the next few months as part of the “Tees Valley Hydrogen Vehicle Project”. The hydrogen fuel cell electric fridge truck is fitted with Electra drive line, Proton Motor fuel cell, Solomon bodywork and a carrier refrigeration unit on an Iveco Glider chassis
In June 2021, Proton Motor announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Electra to develop the zero-emission fuel cell truck market in the UK and Ireland. Under the MoU, Electra will act as system integrator to integrate Proton Motor’s fuel cell systems into their existing electric truck portfolio.
Caption: The new FCBeV truck type on trial is a fully integrated zero-emission vehicle._(c) Electra Commercial Vehicles
Electra Chairman Sid Sadique commented: ‘We have deliberately designed the truck with an over-specified battery capacity. ‘The vehicle will be on trial and collecting data, so we required contingency in its ability to return to base. We are excited to venture into this trial to demonstrate once again that Electra is leading on the road to genuine zero-emission vehicle solutions. ‘The vehicle on trial is a fully integrated zero-emission vehicle, and the Electra battery even powers the Carrier Transicold Truck Trailer Refrigeration unit. This vehicle configuration is also available from Electra with a Hydrogen Fuel cell acting as a range extender, as shown in Teesside last month,’ commented Sid.
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