A climate smart solution for heavy transport
Hydrogen fuel cells
Electrification of commercial vehicles plays an important role on the journey towards a carbon neutral society. Using hydrogen fuel cells to power the electric driveline will be a good option for heavy transport and demanding long-haul applications. The electric driveline is the foundation, but while batteries as an energy source is and will continue to be a key technology, there are other pieces of the e-puzzle.
Battery electric vehicles are a suitable solution for city distribution, city buses, regional haulage and similar applications. For use cases where you carry heavier loads and/or drive longer distances, the weight of the batteries themselves and the driving distance until you need to recharge, become limiting factors. For this matter, hydrogen fuel cells are likely to be an interesting alternative. Battery and fuel cell technology will complement each other as propulsion sources- and both will be needed in order to build the sustainable transport system of tomorrow.