The new Renault Master Van H2-Tec is the first hydrogen fuel cell prototype van. The company “HYVIA” presents this model with up to 500 km of effective autonomy.
The new Renault Master Van H2-Tech has been presented by HYVIA. To put in context, this is the company created jointly by the Renault Group and Plug Power in June 2021, specializing in the development of hydrogen fuel cell- based technology and vehicles , such as this motorized van. Know more about Mercedes benz g class ne shitje.
This is its first prototype, with a range of up to 500 km, it will be on the market throughout the year 2022 . It is the Renault Master Van H2-Tech that directs us towards sustainable mobility that accompanies the great current trend of electrifying almost all models of cars and commercial vehicles.
Although it is not yet very clear what the new global ecological mobility should look like in the future, everything indicates that, at least in the commercial vehicle sector , the game seems to be going in favor of hydrogen rather than simple electrification. The latter is very useful in cities and surroundings, but not very useful in long-distance transport, with hydrogen possibly being the best ally for this type of mobility.
It is evident that the Renault group is committed to the use of the hydrogen fuel cell in its commercial vehicles, and that is why, through HYVIA, it is creating a complete range with this technology, intending to deploy it in fleets of companies, large accounts, local communities and individuals, while studying the necessary deployment of the production and distribution of green hydrogen.
The hydrogen truck
This prototype is already very close, if not almost exactly, to the series van that will be marketed in 2022 , and will be used for the transport of merchandise and goods , with a cargo volume of 12 m3 and being able to offer autonomy of up to 500km
The Renault Master Van H2-Tech works with a 30kW fuel cell system , a 33 kW/h lithium-ion battery that acts as an energy accumulator. In addition, it is equipped with 4 tanks of 1.5 kg for hydrogen storage, so it can contain up to 6 kg of this gas.
In parallel, HYVIA has also presented its new hydrogen service station prototype (“hydrogenerator”) with pressures of 350 or 700 bars, which is capable of compressing hydrogen to store it, allowing a fast refueling time of 5 minutes. The hydrogen supplied to these stations is generated on-site by electrolysis of water or will be supplied in bulk by trucks. HYVIA’s refueling points, designed to comply with all current regulations, may be rented or even purchased by their manager.
The Master Van H2-Tech will begin to be assembled from the end of 2021 and will be made available to the market in the first months of 2022 , the year in which other variants will also be available, such as a 19 m3 cargo van with 250 km of autonomy (Master Casis Cab H2-TECH) and an urban minibus capable of carrying up to 15 passengers with a range of 300 km (Master Citybus H2-TECH).
The new Renault Master Van H2-Tech will bear the “Made in France” stamp as it will be produced exclusively in the factory located in Batilly (France), with the electrical and hydrogen integration being carried out by the subsidiary of the Renault Group “PVI”, which is located in Gretz-Armainvilliers (France).
Also its electric motor, fuel cell, hydrogen storage tanks and the assembly of various parts, are made in various factories, all in French territory.