The demand for zero-emission electrified construction sites intensifies the strategic importance of developing fossil-free heavy-duty construction machines. Multiple solutions can be applied to power the electrified vehicle, like cable, batteries, or fuel cells, depending on the machine and its use case.
Fuel cell in an electric vehicle
Fuel cells and battery hybrid powering the electric drivetrain add the instant power needed to move heavy loads up a steep hill and the long-lasting power for a full day of challenging drive cycles. It is also fast to refuel, and the hydrogen fuel cell enables full access to the vehicle at all times.
Maintain world-leading position
To maintain their world-leading position within the segment, Volvo CE saw the need to build knowledge about combining fuel cells with existing electric powertrains, resulting in this project with us and RISE.