Hydrogen Actros with over 4000Nm torque starts testing!

Hydrogen Actros with over 4000Nm torque!

Mercedes-Benz Trucks intends to expand its range of vehicles to include series-produced trucks with hydrogen-based fuel-cell drives in the second half of the decade. A second zero tailpipe emission drive technology is necessary due to the availability of infrastructure and the availability of sufficient green energy. Hardly any country in the world will be able to supply itself with green energy alone at competitive prices in the future. Green hydrogen will play a central role here. Mercedes-Benz Trucks assumes it will be traded at very attractive prices in the future. In addition, the truck manufacturer sees advantages in terms of the costs and technical feasibility of the hydrogen infrastructure, as well as longer ranges, flexibility and shorter refueling times for customers.

The first Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck fuel-cell prototypes have been undergoing rigorous testing programmes since last year – both on the in-house test track and on public roads. In the development of hydrogen-based drives, Mercedes-Benz prefers liquid hydrogen as more hydrogen can be carried, which significantly increases the range and enables comparable performance of the vehicle with that of a diesel truck. The development objective of the series-ready GenH2 Truck is a range of 1,000 kilometres and more.

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In the series version of the GenH2 Truck, the fuel-cell system is to supply 2 x 150 kilowatts and the battery is to provide an additional 400 kW temporarily. In a pre-series version, the two electric motors are designed for a total of 2 x 230 kW continuous power and 2 x 330 kW maximum power. Torque is 2 x 1577 Nm and 2 x 2071 Nm respectively.

Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck prototype


Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck Prototyp
Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck prototype