H2 fuel-cell truck to be tested on public roads
Daimler Truck has received the approval from German authorities to use its hydrogen-based fuel-cell Mercedes-Benz GenH2 truck on public roads. The truck manufacturer began to conduct tests with the truck on the company’s test tracks back in April 2021.
Now, the trials are being extended to public roads, i.e. the B462 near Rastatt. There, as part of the eWayBW project, electric catenary trucks will be tested in operation.
The project will also include comparative tests of the purely battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros with the catenary trucks and fuel-cell trucks from other manufacturers. The first series-produced GenH2 trucks are expected to be handed over to customers starting in 2027. (ben)