German hydrogen-powered truck completes world-record drive

29 September 2023
2023-09-29 17:08

German vehicle manufacturer Daimler Truck presented the latest version of its hydrogen-powered truck prototype, the Mercedes-Benz GenH2, after the company said it travelled a record-breaking 650 miles with one fill of liquid hydrogen.

The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 truck started its demonstration run at the group's factory in Woerth am Rhein on Monday afternoon, near the border with France, and arrived in the German capital on Tuesday morning. 

The prototype truck made the trip fully loaded on only one fill of liquid hydrogen, similar to what a diesel-powered truck can do. Unlike planet-warming diesel however, the hydrogen fuel cell technology used in the truck emits only water vapour.

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