Following hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles, SANY’s first hydrogen-powered heavy truck has recently rolled off the line, becoming the newest member of SANY’s hydrogen product family.
This hydrogen heavy truck belongs to the line of new energy vehicles as one of the ideal solutions to the looming global energy and environmental crisis. Liang Linhe, Chairman of SANY Heavy Truck, commented at the rollout ceremony that electric trucks will, for a certain period, co-exist with traditional petroleum-fueled trucks, but hydrogen power must become the “ultimate fuel” that will redefine the development trend of commercial trucks.
Vice President Wang Yi of the Academy of SANY Heavy Truck introduced the key features of the truck to the attendees. According to Yi, all aspects of its performance are above industry standards. Specifically, its driving distance exceeds 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest among all similar models; its hydrogen consumption rate is below 10 kg/100 km, the lowest in the industry; the use of lightweight technology gives the vehicle a weight of only 10.6 t, 3% lighter than other competing products; the operating temperature ranges from -30°C to 50°C (-22°F to 122°F)，giving the truck outstanding environmental and climatic adaptability.
“This first unit of our hydrogen fuel cell heavy truck was manufactured according to the strictest standards in China and is therefore positioned as a flagship model suitable for multiple scenarios including low-speed operation, ultra-short-distance transportation, port operation, and more,” says Wang. “SANY will delve deeper into the field of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, boosting the development of fuel cell technology globally”.