The transport sector, which is responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in France, is changing to adapt to new environmental challenges. From this perspective, conversion to electric-hydrogen is a convincing solution for heavy goods vehicles, both from an ecological and financial point of view. “The economic relevance of retrofitting is better for heavy vehicles” confirms a study by Ademe, referring to the case of coaches and goods vehicles. Much less expensive than buying a new vehicle, the installation of a hybrid electric-hydrogen engine offers a range comparable to that of a diesel engine, while its hydrogen tanks can be filled in a few minutes.
This model, retrofitted by GCK Mobility, is powered by a battery and a fuel cell. A single filling of the tanks with compressed hydrogen at 700 bar allows the vehicle to travel 600 km.
This model is equipped with a compact and lightweight electric motor weighing only 150 kg and a fuel cell with a life of 12,000 hours / 700,000 kilometres. It retains its original top speed of 90 km/h, as well as its payload, and can cover up to 500 km on a single fill of hydrogen.
Powered by an electric motor with a power of 210 kW, this vehicle can carry out missions with a range of 300 km, all without emitting CO2 or fine particles. Its payload of 19 t and top speed of 90 km/h are retained. The life of the fuel cell it embeds is 700,000 km with a 3-year or 12,000-hour warranty.