Sunday, November 15, 2020

Hydrogen: "Volvo Boss Wants to Replace Diesel with Fuel Cells in Large Trucks"

 From FuelCellWorks, November 15:

Hydrogen and fuel cells instead of diesel in the trucks. Several large truck manufacturers, including AB Volvo, believe that this is the way to more sustainable transport. 

AB Volvo aims for rapid electrification in the future. Within 20 years, the company expects that almost all vehicles will be powered by electricity, either from batteries or from hydrogen-powered fuel cells.

Lars Stenqvist, technical manager at AB Volvo, believes that for the long-distance transports, the fuel cells will be what counts. They expect large volumes of fuel cells in trucks, construction machinery, buses and at Volvo Penta with marine and industrial uses.

Volvo is far from alone in investing in hydrogen and fuel cells. In September, Daimler unveiled a hydrogen-powered truck that can go over 100 miles on a refueling.

Large-scale to cope with high development costs and get cheaper production are two reasons why companies join forces to develop fuel cell technology. Production is forecast to be even greater as several countries in Europe want hydrogen for industry, to heat homes and to store electricity from wind and solar power plants....


Related at Electronics Weekly, November 2: 

Volvo and Daimler form fuel cell jv

The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have now a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks as the primary focus, as well as other applications....