Two new hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles have been unveiled by Renault Group and Plug Power’s joint venture Hyvia.
A hydrogen chassis cab is the one half of the new product release. With a range of approximately 250km, the box van is equipped with a 30kW fuel cell, a 33kW battery and tanks containing 3kg of hydrogen at 700 bars.
Believe by Hyvia to be the first release convenient for large transport of goods and packages up to 1,000kg of payload, the vehicle also showcases on-board hydrogen technology that enhancing the operation of the fuel cell and hydrogen flows.
The second innovation launched by the joint venture comes in the form of a master city bus, which can carry up to 15 passengers (nine sitting and six standing), with a range of approximately 300km.
Also equipped with a 30kW fuel cell and a 33kW battery, as well as tanks containing 4.5kg of hydrogen at 350 bars, the van is believed to meet all needs for businesses, municipalities and local public services.
On the launches, David Holderbach, CEO of Hyvia, said, “Hyvia is moving fast. After less than six months of existence, we unveiled three hydrogen light commercial vehicles: a van, a chassis cab and a city bus.
“To meet different usages, for professional fleets or territories, we also revealed our hydrogen refuelling station to offer customers refuelling options where hydrogen infrastructure is still in development.
“Hyvia is about concrete solutions to be on track to meet the challenges of green hydrogen mobility and decarbonisation of transport.”