Clean Logistics celebrates the world premiere of the “fyuriant” zero-emissions truck, powered by REFIRE Fuel Cell Systems

Furiant represents an important step for the two companies which have today ushered in a new era of environmentally friendly road freight transport.

The launch of the hydrogen fuel cell truck follows Clean Logistics’ summer 2021 introduction of Europe first similarly modernized bus, known as pyronalso powered by REFIRE’s PRISMA fuel cell system.

Clean Logistics and REFIRE have together shown that replacing traditional diesel powertrains in existing vehicles with fuel cell systems and electric motors is a viable fast track to decarbonize commercial transportation, from mass transit to heavy trucking.

While OEM truck manufacturers typically take years to design and produce a new model, fiery represents an immediate and clean alternative to diesel – something that Germany and the European Union hope to accelerate.

The new Clean Logistics truck incorporates many technological innovations. The on-board fuel tanks can carry up to 43 kg of compressed hydrogen, giving it a range of over 400 km and a refueling time of less than 15 minutes. The electricity generated by the PRISMA fuel cell systems is routed to electric wheel hub motors which provide a maximum torque of 17,000 Nm.

The impressive power and acceleration were demonstrated in a world premiere when the new truck took part in a series of 6 drag races against a diesel truck with an identical chassis. Furiant easily reached the finish line at the Stade airfield runway first in every race, including when fully loaded with a typical cargo box attached.

While REFIRE already has production capacity to supply large-scale PRISMA systems, Clean Logistics is now preparing for growing demand with a new production hall of over 10,000 square meters at its factory in Winsen (Luhe) . The company plans to deliver up to 450 vehicles per year from the fourth quarter of 2023.

At the event, Dirk Graszt, CEO of Clean Logistics, said: “We are delighted to present our fiery today. Our buses and trucks have met with great popularity in the industry. Indeed, we are already able to make zero-emission vehicles available on the market. REFIRE is a major partner of Clean Logistics, and as a key component of our products, their highly innovative and efficient PRISMA fuel cell system has enabled us to succeed.”

Audrey MaVice President International Business, REFIRE commented: “It is a privilege to see fiery make its debut today and show the world how competitive it is when it comes to driving performance. We are sincerely grateful to have been selected as Clean Logistics’ Product of Choice and Partner of Choice, and look forward to continuing to enable their success in the European zero-emission commercial vehicle markets.

Our PRISMA system has been battle tested and is one of the most reliable and durable fuel cell systems on the planet. We are happy to be able to share our knowledge and experience in favor of germany efforts to achieve 30% zero emissions in trucking by 2030. We will continue to listen and understand the unique requirements of our EU customers. »

The project received funding from the Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport as part of the implementation of the German government’s Mobility and Fuel Strategy (MFS). With a total of approximately 3.3 million eurosthe financing measure was coordinated by NOW GmbH.

Founded in 2015, REFIRE is an international clean mobility and energy technology company specializing in the R&D, design, prototyping, testing, application engineering and manufacturing of fuel cell systems for buses, trucks, specialized vehicles, electrical machines, fixed electrical devices and network. food products. The cumulative mileage through the second quarter of 2022 exceeds 115 million kilometers and represents a saving of around 65,000 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

References: the full livestream of the event


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