Chinese heavy machinery maker Sany Group showcased its hydrogen fuel cell technology development and integration highlighting the company’s recent fuel cell-powered dump truck and what is believed to be the world’s first fuel cell-powered mixer truck that have been rolled out of Sany’s flagship facility.
Sany claims the fuel cell-powered construction vehicles are not only carbon emission free but also outperform their traditional counterparts in five select areas.
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The hydrogen cylinders have a combined capacity of 1,680 litres, providing the battery with a longer life span and ensuring a driving distance of more than 500km.
As well as this, the high-power fuel cell stack provides an energy conversion rate of over 50% for the large torque drive motor and AMT gearbox. In turn, the vehicle demonstrates enhanced acceleration rates and climbing capacity.
The integrated heat management system performs automatic heating and cooling in hot and cold weather conditions to maintain optimal performance allowing enhanced weather adaptability.
There are also extra safety considerations with functions such as high heat protection, overcurrent protection, a low pressure alarm and a leakage detection and control in the hydrogen supply system to guarantee a worry-free driving experience.
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With China announcing its focus on achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, Sany’s research and integration into vehicles today has spearheaded hydrogen development and nullifying carbon emissions on the roads.
Sany has outlined its ambition to become the largest comprehensive hydrogen fuel solution provider and the number one electric construction vehicle manufacturer in China within five years.