Kamaz (the Russian automaker) and GreenGT (the French-Swiss engineering group) will jointly develop hydrogen-powered trucks.
Both partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop hydrogen-powered electric industrial trucks and establish a more effective framework for long-term business cooperation.
They demonstrated a 44-tonne testbed truck with a 170 kW hydrogen fuel cell system with two batteries generating 85 kW each. The prototype is a 6×2 version based on the Kamaz chassis. The official demonstration will be shown at the transport fair in Bern, Switzerland, in November 2021.
The truck has two versions with 12 and 6 large hydrogen tanks, with a total storage capacity of about 45 kg of hydrogen.
This zero-emission 570 hp vehicle has a 500 km range and can be recharged in less than 15 minutes. The fuel cell system was developed fully by GreenGT.
This demo version is the first step towards the pre-series production of vehicles to be assembled in France and Switzerland for the largest European logistics and distribution companies.
GreenGT has experience in hydrogen motorsports, which is proved by its flagship projects (LMPH2G and H24) for Mission H24 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans during which their prototype covered more than 10,000 km on the track. GreenGt is also a member of the CATHyOPÉ consortium initiated by key French partners aiming to design, build and homologate an electric-hydrogen powered truck in France.