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two French utility vehicles running on hydrogen!

The Hyvia company, affiliated with the Renault group, unveils 2 versions for the Master utility vehicle. Technology, engine, production: France has talent.

Renault questions the future of the automobile and develops new forms of mobility, through its many subsidiaries. We already knew his new brand called Mobilize, reserved for carsharing and presented at the beginning of the year. Here now Good, which had made people talk about its Renault Master Van H2-TECH a month ago. French company has since released two additional versions.

Renault Master: a solid foundation

From hydrogen light commercial vehicles mass-produced, it is not far from being a world first. But this expertise is easily explained by the creation of the Hyvia subsidiary. It actually brings together Plug Power, world leader in hydrogen solutions and the Renault group, in search of cutting-edge technologies. This union is at the origin of the project concerning these Masters. The H2-TECH City Bus and the H2-TECH Chassis Cab will thus join the production in 2022.

The two Masters as well as the Van are equipped with the same engine. We thus find a 30 kW fuel cell and an 33 kWh battery to store the recovered energy. Thanks to Hyvia’s infrastructure, the refueling takes about five minutes, which is equivalent to that of a combustion engine vehicle.

Up to 300 km of autonomy

The version City Bus H2-TECH

is, as its name suggests, reserved for the transport of passengers. With genuine minibus furniture, it is capable of carrying 15 people, two of which are reserved for those with reduced mobility. the hydrogen tank, positioned on the rear axle can store up to 4.5 kg of hydrogen at 350 bar. Simplify these data by a real autonomy close to 250 km, knowing that 300 km are announced.

the chassis cab can be declined at will or almost. Among the available conversions, there is for example a minivan with a loading space of 19 m3. The latter has a 1000 kg payload. This Master takes on board two tanks that can contain up to 3 kg of hydrogen at 700 bars, allowing a range of 250 km announced.

Finally, these three versions of the Renault Master will be offered to public services or to private companies in search of reducing their carbon footprint. Especially since Hyvia communicates a lot on the ” all french“. Engines, chassis and bodywork, hydrogen tanks and fuel cells are all made here. The refueling stations hydrogen from the subsidiary, offered for sale or rental, will also be produced in France.

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