Volvo Trucks tests hydrogen-powered electric trucks on public roads for the first time. The tests have been conducted above the Arctic Circle in the north of Sweden – in an extremely cold climate.
Last year, Volvo Trucks showcased its fuel-cell electric trucks for the first time. Volvo Trucks tests hydrogen-powered electric trucks on public roadsThese zero exhaust emission trucks use hydrogen to produce their own electricity onboard – making them suitable for longer transport assignments.
Fuel cell electric trucks powered by hydrogen will be especially suitable for longer distances and when using only batteries isn’t an option: for example, in rural areas with no charging infrastructure.
Emitting only water vapor, hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks will be an important part of Volvo Trucks’ zero exhaust emission product portfolio. Now, the vehicles have passed a milestone – namely, being test-driven on public roads.
Helena Alsiö said, “Trucks are operating seven days a week and in all types of weather. The harsh conditions on public roads in northern Sweden, with ice, wind and lots of snow, make an ideal testing environment. I am pleased to say that the tests are going well, confirming tests we carried out beforehand, both digitally and on our confined test track close to Gothenburg.”