The German company has decided to step up operational tests for the large-scale construction of hydrogen trucks. Let's find out the details together.
The concept of sustainable mobility also and above all passes from understanding how mobility will develop tomorrow. Considering the fact that we must strive to obtain a future for the generations to come, healthier from the current pollution, we must also understand how to concretely develop forms of transport.
Many car manufacturers are pushing for the development of electric cars. However, we must also consider that there are a whole series of other manufacturers who strongly believe in hydrogen . In fact, there is a kind of duel between those who sponsor the electric and those who sponsor hydrogen.
Electric is the winner in terms of sales, as hydrogen is still immature as a technology. Hydrogen, on the other hand, is a technology that could show its potential in the years to come, thanks to transport by truck.
In fact, trucks would be ideal for carrying out a form of hydrogen fueling of their engine as they would be able to load a large amount of hydrogen to make the long distances that they are ordinarily used to make . Among the companies that push the most on hydrogen, that is certainly Mercedes and Daimler. The two houses are in fact engaged in the development of hydrogen trucks. A few hours ago, news of the even more stringent commitment by Daimler and Mercedes to concretely define hydrogen trucks.
The acceleration consists in the opening of large-scale tests already this year in streets open to the public. The experimentation using some selected customers, will be developed in 2 years. The goal is to market the product freely starting from 2027.
Currently, the vehicles have only been tested on rollers in Mercedes and Daimler centers. They have obviously been tested in a variety of critical situations to positively stress the trucks.
Technically, Daimler has chosen to use liquid hydrogen instead of gaseous hydrogen as it is more stable and manages to better maintain travel efficiency.
Testing a truck means testing something like over a million kilometers of travel and 25,000 hours of work.
It is certainly not something simple and immediate but it is the path that will lead Daimler and Mercedes to increase their competence in the development of hydrogen trucks.
We are not just talking about the final savings that the person and the driver will have, but also about the safety of driving a vehicle equipped with hydrogen power.
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