Electra eCargo FCEV refuelling demonstrated12 September 2022

Electra Commercial Vehicles has demonstrated live, 10-minute refuelling of its 19-tonne hydrogen fuel cell temperature-controlled HGV at Teesside on 31 August.

The demonstration was at the Teesside Multi-Modal Transport Hydrogen Hub Phase 1.

Electra Commercial Vehicles built the vehicle, said to be the first 19-tonne temperature-controlled hydrogen fuel cell truck in operation in the UK – the eCargo FCEV – as part of this project. The vehicle is currently on trial with Sainsbury's in the Teesside area.

The Electra eCargo FCEV was fuelled by Element 2.

Electra built this truck with four type three cylinders, providing a capacity of 20kg of hydrogen at 350bar. Fitted with a Proton Motors HY45 fuel cell, it has an operating timescale of 9-10 hours, after which it can come back to base needing only a quick refill of hydrogen so that it can be double-shifted. All the hydrogen components meet EC79 regulations, leading to a Vehicle Special Order being granted to allow operation on UK roads.

Electra is now designing the eCargo FCEV for various applications such as tractor units, RCVs, sweepers, spreaders and many more.

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