Thinking about the future of a single platform is practically out of the question. In the coming years, different navigation options will share the asphalt. Electric cars are the best car solution, but charging vehicles need different options and everything indicates that hydrogen is the best possible alternative. Manufacturers and distributors sign agreements with the intent of ensuring this zero-emission horizon.
Daimler Truck AG and BP have entered into one of those agreements they hope to conclude Accelerate the deployment of the ideal hydrogen infrastructure In the UK, in the midst of a carrier crisis in the British Isles. The goal, in addition to the above, is to test both the development of infrastructure and the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in the country.
According to the published memorandum, BP will assess the feasibility of designing, constructing, operating and supplying a Network of up to 25 refueling points of hydrogen across the UK by 2030. Hydrogen supplied to hydroelectric power stations will be considered green as it is generated by renewable energy. On the same plane, Mercedes, or rather Daimler Truck, expects to deliver the first fuel cell trucks from 2025.
It must be admitted that Mercedes is one of the most advanced companies in the use of hydrogen as a fuel for trucks. The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 has just received permission from the German authorities to begin the testing process on public roads. Another step in the development, although at the moment the mandate is focused on a very limited area of the German network, between the cities of Rastatt and Freudenstadt, with a length of only 70 kilometres.
Little by little, it is expected to expand the scope of the tests and put all the theoretical data to the test, as they are expected to be able to Overcoming the 1,000 km barrier of autonomy. It is clear that Mercedes is not the only company behind this technology. Volvo also has several advanced prototypes, which indicate the arrival and implementation of emission-free charging is imminent.
Both parties, Daimler Truck AG and BP were very optimistic about the deal struck. Karen Radstrom, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks commented: “We are constantly pursuing our vision of CO2-free transportation. Especially for long-distance road transportation without CO2 emissions, a hydrogen fuel cell engine will be indispensable in the future.” .
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