British engineers have developed a truck with a fully hydrogen engine
British company ULEMCo introduced a modified car Volvo FH16, the engine of which works exclusively due to the combustion of gaseous hydrogen. Possessing practically zero harmful emissions, a truck with an engine capacity of 300 liters. from. can drive at one gas station for almost 300 km.
According to H2Stations.org, in the UK there are already 15 hydrogen filling stations and all new ones appear in continental Europe. More than 20 stations are operating in the USA.
On most vehicles, hydrogen plants are used in the form of electric fuel cells, and only a small amount can be considered cars with a hydrogen engine. The Volvo FH16 is equipped with a modified internal combustion engine. By the way, the modification itself to hydrogen of an ordinary serial engine is not very difficult and does not require large financial costs.
According to the development team, the hydrogen version for a zero-emission truck is very beneficial, since a tank with hydrogen takes up little space compared to the batteries with electric vehicles like Tesla Semi. Saving space in turn makes it possible to take more cargo.
This year, the ULEMCo truck will be presented in the UK as a demonstration model of new technology to interest other automakers.