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Hydrogen Electric Semi Trucks

The development and realization of a new type of hydrogen-electric semi truck and a new public fueling system for hydrogen.

Within the DreamH2aul project, will develop a hydrogen fuel cell system with an extremely high power density. This system will be integrated into 2 semi-trucks that will carry enough hydrogen tanks for a range of at least 600 km. These trucks will refuel green hydrogen at a public filling station that will be realized within the project on the important North Sea-Baltic TEN-T Corridor. In addition to demonstrating hydrogen technology, the economic feasibility of hydrogen trucks will be examined by comparing the total cost of ownership with both diesel and battery-electric trucks. The results of this investigation will be made available as a public report. This report, the opening of a new hydrogen filling station and the availability of the new N3 hydrogen-electric truck developed in this project will stimulate the wider transport sector to use green hydrogen as a fuel for heavy freight transport and thus reduce the emission of CO2, NOx, particulate matter and noise emissions.

Within this project, TotalEnergies Marketing Nederland N.V. is responsible for adding a hydrogen option to the filling station. takes on the development of the trucks. Transport companies Vos Transport Group and BCTN Group are each intending to put a hydrogen-electric truck into service in their day-to-day operations. TNO will compare the performance of the trucks to alternatives. With this project, the consortium aims to accelerate  the roll-out of sustainable road transport.

Role of

Within the consortium, is responsible for the full development of the two hydrogen-electric trucks. These will be the first hydrogen-electric zero-emission semi-trucks that can pull any trailer meeting current EU regulations. The operating range of the trucks will be more than 600km. To offer this range while still providing driver comfort and an attractive TCO, zepp will develop and deploy suitable high-efficiency fuel cell systems with extremely high power density.

Project results

Both the trucks and the hydrogen dispenser at the filling station are expected to be operational in mid-2023.

Take a look at the DreamH2aul website for more information

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The DreamH2aul project is supported by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management’s Demonstration Scheme for Climate Technologies and Innovations in transport (DKTI in Dutch).

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