The Hamburg-based company unveils the first zero-emission truck with fuel cells and also announces plans to significantly expand its conversion capacities.

Clean Logistics SE presented “fyuriant”, its first hydrogen-powered zero-emission truck, to the public today at the Stade airfield. The company has already handed over “pyuron”, the first converted bus with a fuel cell hydrogen drive in public transport in Europe, to the Uckermärkische Verkehrsgesellschaft in summer 2021. This involved converting the bus’ conventional diesel drive to a zero-emission hydrogen-based drive. As of now, this is also possible for heavy-duty tractor units of 40 tons.

The truck is equipped with pioneering technology. In this first fyuriant truck, this includes two hydrogen fuel cells with an output of 2×120 kW as well as hydrogen tanks with a volume of 43 kg. This enables a sufficiently high range of over 400 km and short refuelling times of less than 15 minutes. The rear axle is fitted with wheel hub motors and has a maximum torque of 17,000 Nm, which provides the truck with the necessary power in any driving situation. Clean Logistics’ self-developed intelligent control system enables efficient control of the overall system whatever the driving situation may be. For example, the energy recovered during braking is temporarily stored in a battery and made available again for the next acceleration phase.

Clean Logistics is currently massively expanding its capacities in Winsen (Luhe). With the new production hall featuring a floor space of more than 10,000 square metres, the company aims to further increase the number of vehicles it delivers to up to 450 per year from the end of 2023.

Dirk Graszt, CEO of Clean Logistics: “We are extremely pleased to be able to present our fyuriant today. The truck is an important milestone in our efforts to decarbonise the transport sector in Germany and Europe. With our trucks and buses, we are generating a great deal of interest in the industry. This is because we are already in a position to provide the market with zero-emission vehicles. Thanks to the conversion of conventional diesel vehicles into zero-emission hydrogen vehicles, this is also being accomplished in a very resource-friendly manner. In this way, we will rapidly drive the mobility transition towards a sustainable future.”

The project is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV – Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr) as part of the implementation of the German government’s Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) with a total of approximately 3.3 million euros. The funding measure is coordinated by NOW GmbH. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the BMDV for its support – without the funding, the prototype development, which represents the cornerstone for our further growth, would not have been possible,” emphasises Dirk Graszt.

“By refining Clean Logistics’ purpose and vision, the company’s future viability is being reinforced. This is the next logical step in the development of the entire Clean Logistics Group,” said Tom George, COO of Clean Logistics.

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