Quantron is continuing its collaboration with Hylane, launching a new 5.0t hydrogen fuel cell powered truck for the the German market.
Under this collaboration, Hylane, a subsidiary of DEVK Versicherungen, will integrate a fleet of zero-emission Quantron transporters into its offerings, available for rental on a pay-per-use model. The inaugural recipient of these advanced vehicles is a company based in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, set to deploy them for last-mile deliveries. The Quantron QLI FCEV is the first fuel cell vehicle in the five-tonne class available in the German market. Boasting a 45kW fuel cell from Ballard Power Systems and a 150kW Electric motor, the vehicle offers a range of up to 450 kilometres with an 8.2kg hydrogen tank.
The zero-emission nature of these vehicles brings additional benefits, including exemption from the tolls in Germany, which will ipact diesel vehicles over 3.5t GVW from July 2024.
“With the hydrogen transporters from Quantron, we are adding vehicles to our fleet that have been specifically designed for use on the ‘last mile’,” explains Sara Schiffer, Managing Director of Hylane. “We are convinced fuel cell technology is ideally suited to meeting the key challenges of urban transportation: The low noise pollution of the transporters will help to make our cities quieter and more livable. Furthermore, the speed of the refueling process is invaluable for our users and their operations. We are also impressed by the weight efficiency of the vehicles, which not only improves range but also maximises payload. This is a key advantage for ‘last mile’ deliveries, where flexibility and efficiency are top priorities.”
“We are very pleased about the partnership. Hylane and Quantron are united by our commitment to innovative transportation solutions,” explained Andreas Haller, founder and Executive Chairman of Quantron AG. ”With the use of the hydrogen-electric QLI FCEV, we are pioneering emission-free freight transportation on the last mile.”