Hydrogen internal combustion engine (ICE) powered-trucks will be “hard to beat” in long-haul applications, Anders Johansson, Vice-President Heavy Duty OEM at Westport Fuel Systems has told H2 View.
Developed over the course of three decades, Westport’s HPDI technology has already been deployed in more than 6,000 Volvo Trucks using LNG, allowing diesel cycle engines to operate on gaseous fuel.
“HPDI can be used in an engine with diesel cycle which is way more efficient than spark-ignited engines,” Johansson said. “This way, you retain the power, the torque and efficiency of a diesel engine but instead using LNG.”
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