KAMAZ, Russia’s top forward-thinking truck maker, and GreenGT, Switzerland’s pathbreaker in the design and development of high-power electric/hydrogen systems for transportation and motor racing, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop hydrogen-powered electric industrial trucks.
Today KAMAZ and GreenGT are demonstrating a 44-tonne testbed truck with a 170 kW hydrogen fuel cell system with two batteries generating 85 kW each. There are two versions of this sample vehicle with 12 and 6 large hydrogen tanks, with a total storage capacity of about 45 kg of hydrogen. This zero-emission 570 hp vehicle has a 500 km range and can be recharged in less than 15 minutes. The prototype presented in Moscow is a 6x2 version based on the KAMAZ chassis. The fuel cell system was developed fully by GreenGT.
This prototype vehicle is the first step towards the pre-series production of vehicles to be assembled in France and Switzerland for the largest European logistics and distribution companies.
The official demonstration is to take place at the transport fair in Bern, Switzerland, from 11 to 13 November 2021.