DB Schen­ker is laun­ching the first hydro­gen truck in Germany

M2G part­ner DB Schen­ker is the first logi­stics ser­vice pro­vi­der in Ger­ma­ny to ope­ra­te a fuel cell vehic­le in the 40-ton­ne class. This tri­al pha­se is being sci­en­ti­fi­cal­ly eva­lua­ted by the TU Ber­lin as part of Mobility2Grid with an accom­pany­ing stu­dy. The aim is to quan­ti­fy the useful­ness of the tech­no­lo­gy and to use the data obtai­ned for a poten­ti­al ana­ly­sis in rela­ti­on to the enti­re fleet. The aim of this stu­dy is to ans­wer the ques­ti­on of the tech­ni­cal and eco­no­mic fea­si­bi­li­ty of ope­ra­ting the DB rou­te network with fuel cell elec­tric vehic­les, and to quan­ti­fy the CO2 savings poten­ti­al. In doing so, a com­pa­ri­son with the com­pe­ting tech­no­lo­gi­cal alter­na­ti­ve, the purely elec­tric vehic­les, should always be made in order to be able to pro­vi­de a dif­fe­ren­tia­ted basis for decision-making.

The sta­te-of-the-art Hyzon trac­tor unit with fuel cell tech­no­lo­gy has the best pre­re­qui­si­tes for relia­ble ope­ra­ti­on on the cho­sen rou­te. The ran­ge is around 400 kilo­me­t­res, and at the same time the maxi­mum pay­load is hig­her than with pure e‑trucks. Ano­ther major advan­ta­ge of hydro­gen tech­no­lo­gy in ever­y­day use is the fast refuel­ling pro­cess of about 15 minutes.

Media cont­act DB Schen­ker
Ben­ja­min From­men
Schen­ker Euro­pe GmbH
Tel: +49 1523 314 18 97