Scania to build clean garbage trucks powered by fuel cells

Scania and waste handling company Renova are developing a fuel cell garbage truck with a fully electrified powertrain and compactor. Developed in partnership with the Swedish Energy Agency and Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology, the truck is expected to be delivered by 2020.

Scania previously announced delivery of four fuel cell distribution trucks with ranges of 500 km to Norwegian food wholesaler Asko. This is Renova’s first trial with fuel cell garbage trucks.

“We are interested in gaining more experience of fuel cells in actual customer operations,” said Marita Nilsson, Project Manager at Scania.

“Electrification using fuel cells fueled by hydrogen is an appealing alternative for heavy commercial vehicles, such as garbage trucks,” said Hans Zackrisson, Head of Development at Renova. “The trucks benefit from all the advantages of electrification while maintaining some of the best aspects of fossil-fuel operations, namely range, hours in service and payload.”

 

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Source: Scania