Hydrogen transporter based on the Renault Master

Hydrogen transporter based on the Renault Master-hydrogen

The French carmaker Renault and the company Plug Power Inc., According to own information, one of the world market leader for turnkey hydrogen solutions, the joint venture “HYVIA” have founded. This comes from a message from Renault. This is to be the way to carbon-free mobility with a complete ecosystem, it is called.

Hyvia will therefore completely cover all areas of production and storage to the distribution of green hydrogen. In addition, the joint venture wants to offer three lightweight commercial vehicles with fuel cell drive on the basis of the Renault Master by the end of the year. Hyvia is scheduled to operate at four locations in France and offer its products and services across Europe – including electrolysis solutions, mobile storage stations and by the end of 2021 also hydrogen petrol stations. The Hyvia ecosystem also includes services to finance and maintenance.

Commercial vehicles with dual power architecture are operated both battery-electric and hydrogen-based energy and produce no CO2 emissions during operation. In addition to the 33 kWh battery, Renault has a 30 kW fuel cell. In addition to the actual cell block (“stack”), all the required subsystems for the air and hydrogen supply and regulation, humidification and cooling. In addition, there are tanks that contain depending on the version between 3.0 and 7.0 kilograms of hydrogen. The combination of both technologies enables ranges of up to 500 kilometers, 100 kilometers in pure battery operation.

The technical basis is the Renault Master. The program includes the variant box carriage for commercial freight transport with a range of up to 500 kilometers and a loading volume of twelve cubic meters, the version platform chassis with 19 cubic meters of loading capacity and a range of 250 kilometers and a minibus for up to 15 people and a range of about 300 kilometers.

The name Hyvia consists of “HY” for hydrogen and the Latin word “via” for road together. The joint venture builds according to Renault on the expertise of Plug Power – with more than 20 years of experience in electrolysis and a network of more than 100 stations, which deliver more than 40 tons of hydrogen daily. “To master the challenges of hydrogen mobility, we must offer fuel cell vehicles for all intensive uses, but also consider the entire ecosystem,” says President David Holderbach.

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3 thoughts on “Hydrogen transporter based on the Renault Master”

  1. Then offers nice. Let’s see how high the demand will be.

    33kWh battery plus fuel cell plus 7kg carbon tank plus 9,50 € / kg H2 does not sound so cheap. Maintenance costs are also coming on it.

    Meanwhile, Amazon has for Europe 1.800 Mercedes Evito ordered. Since Amazon certainly will pay industrial trip prices, one wonders for which application scenario a H2 transporter should be economically representable.

    Here we talk alone with the fuel costs of € 16.60 per 100km VS. 6,20 €.


  2. MAL PHOTO PHOTO NRA. 7 View in the press release because the H2 tank is installed in the headliner, apparently take the tanks for 7 kg of hydrogen so much space that the loading floor had become too high.

    The highly praised scalability due to more H2 tanks quickly finds its limits for space reasons, in addition, the focus is laid upwards – Caucas and side wind with empty loader.

    As already written – the hydrogenists must simply have to work – at some point, they also get it that the purely battery electric drive is “efficient, robust and cheaper” (according to Scania).

  3. You should summarize all the disadvantages of hydrogen vehicles in a ban bull, to be absorbed by the Vatican and 1 x vero publish here. This saves a lot of repetitions and online time. Meanwhile you could get batteries from China. With the D-truck, because ports there are tight. ….


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