HVS delivers hydrogen HGV prototype

HVS delivers hydrogen HGV prototype

Zero-emission, hydrogen-powered commercial vehicle innovator, Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), has delivered its engineering prototype test ‘mule’, X1.5, to its test facilities. This marks the beginning of the crucial development phase to bring the UK’s first full-sized hydrogen HGV to market.

The X1.5 from HVS, powered by the same state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell as will be used in the production HGVs, will be used for functionality and systems development, including dynorig testing, and is an important precursor to track testing prototypes that will quickly follow.

The delivery of X1.5 is a key milestone for HVS which, following the successful launch of its HGV technology demonstrator in April 2023, has been focussing on bringing this transformative vehicle to market.

Designed and engineered from a clean sheet approach, HVS’s zero-emission hydrogen electric HGV is set to decarbonise the hardest-to-abate section of the transport industry, heavy haulage. HGVs currently make up 1.5% of all vehicles on the road yet produce 19% of the emissions. HVS’ range of HGVs will emit only 693ml of water per kilometre as a by-product of the hydrogen fuel-cell producing electricity.

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