Zepp.options to launch ‘Europa’ hydrogen-powered truck in This fall 2023
Zepp.options has unveiled extra specs and the identify for his or her new hydrogen gasoline cell powered truck: ‘Europa’. The zero-emission automobile is designed as a solution to probably the most deployed mode of professional quality highway transportation, the diesel 4×2 tractor unit.
Europa boasts a number of options that make it a game-changer within the transportation business. With a protracted vary, sleeper cab, fast refuelling and the flexibility to tug an ISO trailer (13.6 m / 45 ft container), it provides the identical ease of operation and payload capability as a diesel equal. The automobile relies on a confirmed chassis from a famend truck producer.
The primary automobiles will enter operation in This fall 2023 as 4×2 tractor items with 350 bar hydrogen storage methods. With greater than 50 kg of usable hydrogen on board, the automobiles could have a spread of greater than 700 km. In late 2024, the truck may also turn out to be obtainable in a 700-bar hydrogen storage model (>80 kg usable H2), pushing the vary to properly over 1000 km on a single filling. The usable electrical power content material of the hydrogen after conversion is greater than 900 kWh and 1450 kWh for the 350 and 700 bar variations respectively.
Infrastructure for 700 bar refuelling of professional quality automobiles nonetheless must be improved in Europe, making the 350 bar model the automobile of selection for the primary prospects and events.
The hydrogen-electric powertrain may also be fitted to different automobile configurations similar to field vans, different axle configurations and cabs. The guts of the powertrain is a single zepp X150 gasoline cell module, with the choice to combine additional stacks and/or modules for elevated effectivity and vary.
The X150 gasoline cell module and zepp’s hydrogen storage methods are additionally obtainable as standalone items for integration into different automobiles or purposes.
Designed for the European market
The Europa truck design is optimized for the European transport sector with strict EU rules guiding its growth. In most EU international locations, the utmost gross mixed automobile weight is 40 metric tons. EU laws will increase this weight restrict to 42 metric tons for zero-emission N3 articulated automobiles. As a result of the Europa tractor weighs lower than 2 tons greater than its diesel counterpart, it would supply an identical payload capability.
“The Europa truck is one other shining instance of our dedication to offering sustainable transportation options to the market. We’re excited to supply a zero-emission, long-range truck that may compete with its diesel counterparts by way of payload, efficiency and value” stated Kevin Schreiber, co-founder Zepp.solutions. “And that is just the start. The built-in hydrogen gasoline cell system X150 and our hydrogen storage methods are additionally obtainable for integration by different producers. We’re trying ahead to their purposes of our methods.”
|Specification||350 bar version||700 bar version|
|Usable H2 storage capability||> 50 kg||> 80 kg|
|Vary||> 700 km||> 1000 km|
|Usable electrical power content material||> 900 kWh||> 1450 kWh|
|Trailer compatibility||13.6 m / 45 ft container||13.6 m / 45 ft container|
|Payload capability||Similar as diesel equal||Similar as diesel equal|
|Availability||This fall 2023||2024|