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23 - 25 APRIL 2024 • NEC • BIRMINGHAM • UK
21 April 2024
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Hydrogen-powered ICE truck for MAN

MAN introduces hTGX, a hydrogen-powered ICE truck, as a zero-emission alternative for areas lacking electric charging infrastructure.

Hydrogen

MAN is to introduce a new truck with an internal combustion engine (ICE) powered by hydrogen, thus offering operators an alternative to pure electric power.

The hTGX will initially be offered in a small series of around 200 units for customers in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland and selected non-European countries as early as 2025. It will serve as an alternative zero-emission drive variant for special applications in areas without sufficient charging infrastructure or for markets where sufficient hydrogen is already available.

The MAN hTGX offers high payloads and a maximum range of up to 372 miles in its 6×2 and 6×4 axle variants. The H45 hydrogen combustion engine used has an output of 520hp and a torque of 2,500Nm at 900-1,300rpm.

Friedrich Baumann, executive board member of MAN Truck & Bus, said:

We are continuing to focus on battery-electric vehicles to decarbonise road freight transport. These currently have clear advantages over other drive concepts in terms of energy efficiency and operating and energy costs. However, trucks powered by hydrogen combustion engines are a useful addition for special applications and markets. We anticipate that we will be able to best serve the vast majority of our customers’ transport applications with battery-powered trucks. For special applications, hydrogen combustion or, in the future, fuel cell technology is a suitable supplement. The hydrogen combustion engine H45 is based on the proven D38 diesel engine and is produced at the engine and battery plant in Nuremberg. The use of familiar technology enables us to enter the market at an early stage and thus provides a decisive impetus for the ramp-up of the hydrogen infrastructure. With the hTGX, we have now added an attractive product to our zero-emission portfolio.

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