Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its fuel-cell truck
First enhanced prototype of the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck on the test track since late April
Wide range of tests are a further milestone on the path to series production
Tests on public roads to take place this year, customer trials planned for 2023
Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Truck AG: “We are consistently pursuing our technology strategy for the electrification of our trucks. We’re right on schedule and I’m delighted that the rigorous testing of the GenH2 Truck has started successfully.”
Stuttgart – Daimler Trucks is focusing on hydrogen-powered fuel-cells for the electrification of its vehicles for flexible and demanding long-haul transport. It aims to achieve ranges of up to 1,000 kilometres and more without any stops for refuelling. In late April, the truck manufacturer began to conduct rigorous tests of the first new enhanced prototype of its Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, which was unveiled in 2020. This marks an important milestone on the path to series production. During these tests, the developers at Daimler Trucks are putting the fuel-cell vehicle through its paces. The extensive series of tests is very demanding for the vehicle and its components, and focuses, among other things, on continuous operation, different weather and road conditions, and various driving manoeuvers.