Peugeot’s first hydrogen vehicle has today (Dec 15) left the production line, marking a landmark moment for the vehicle manufacturer.
Called e-XPERT Hydrogen, the van features a mid-power plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric system in its engine compartment and underbody and can refill in just three minutes.
The lucky customer: That is WATEA by Michelin, a young subsidiary dedicated to green mobility solutions in the Michelin group, which is set to receive the vehicle by the end of the year.
Set to go into full production at the end of 2021, the van marks the latest symbol of the brand’s “Extended power of choice” strategy, enabling customers to choose from a wide range of engines that are best suited to their specific needs.
Linda Jackson, CEO of the Peugot brand, said, “With the e-EXPERT Hydrogen, Peugot is taking the lead in a future zero-emission technology that is particularly relevant to the light commercial vehicle market: hydrogen electric technology allows intensive daily use without the need for recharging, a decisive advantage for professionals who, in a single day, have to cover several hundred kilometres on the motorway and then enter emission-restricted urban areas. “
Peugeot’s e-PERT Hydrogen’s production launch comes barely 15 months after the launch of the battery-powered e-EXPERT model in 2020, which was named International Van of the Year in early 2021.