Scania and Asko exam hydrogen gas propulsion

Posted on 18. Aug, 2016 by in Volkswagen Canada

Asko, that is Norway’s largest preference products wholesaler, is stability a investment in tolerable ride services. The association will together with Scania start contrast trucks with an electric powertrain. Electrical appetite is converted from hydrogen gas in fuel cells on house a vehicles. The hydrogen gas will be constructed locally, regulating solar cells. The trucks will run in placement use with distances of roughly 500 km.

“This really engaging plan represents a singular event to exam a fuel dungeon record for acclimatisation of appetite to a electric powertrains in a severe patron handling environment. The acclimatisation of hydrogen gas to electrical appetite on house trucks, that are operated for longer distances will so yield value knowledge for Scania’s continued growth of electrified powertrains,” says Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, who is obliged for a growth of Scania’s hybridisation and electrified vehicles.

Asko is Norway’s largest wholesaler and reserve preference products to NorgeGruppen’s sequence stores though it is also an critical retailer to institutional households and use trade companies. Asko consists of 13 opposite informal companies and with a swift of 600 trucks is one of Norway’s largest haulage companies.

Asko has a aspiration to grasp a climate-neutral business, where placement of products will take place regulating trucks, that run on renewable fuels and in a longer tenure totally on electricity. Experience from commander contrast of vehicles and a plant, that will be built for inner hydrogen gas production, will form a basement for Asko’s preference on a continued investment in hydrogen gas propulsion. The investigate plan is partly financed by a Norwegian government.

Scania will supply three-axle placement trucks with a sum weight of 27 tonnes, where a inner explosion engine in a powertrain will be transposed by an electric engine powered by electricity from fuel cells and hydrogen gas on house a vehicle. The rest of a powertrain is stoical of a same customary components used in a hybrid trucks and buses that Scania already delivers. Three trucks will form partial of a investigate project, with an choice for one serve vehicle.

Various inner explosion engines are partial of Scania’s modular member range, that in hybrid expostulate are total with absolute electrical propulsion. With sufficient electrical appetite in batteries, a car is entirely electrically-powered for brief periods.

Scania is participating in a Swedish investigate plan concerning electric roads, where a appetite is eliminated around beyond lines and wires or wirelessly around a alley or from special charging stations. The aim is to mislay stipulations in battery ability and thereby grasp longer distances in electrical propulsion.

The inner explosion engine can also be entirely transposed by an electric engine.

“In a nearby future, we will see entirely battery-powered electric vehicles in service, essentially in supportive civic areas as they are singular by their battery ability and charging potential. Our possess trials of battery-powered electric trucks and buses uncover that serve growth is compulsory of batteries, that have a ability to store a appetite indispensable for long-haul products and newcomer ride before a inner explosion engine can be entirely replaced,” says Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt.

Various technologies will be tested in a Swedish electric roads plan and in partnership with Asko, with a aim of apropos reduction limited by a shortcomings acted by batteries.

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