The brand new Peugeot e-Knowledgeable Hydrogen van is the French model’s first hydrogen manufacturing automobile.
The Vivaro-e Hydrogen is at the moment the one mannequin of the three confirmed to be offered within the UK, with right-hand-drive examples set to reach in early 2023.
The e-Knowledgeable Hydrogen, like its siblings, makes use of a 10kWh battery to energy the electrical motor and affords as much as 249 miles of vary. It has a most velocity of 80mph and a full refuel takes three minutes.
There is a most payload of 1000kg and no much less load quantity than in its diesel counterparts.
The e-Knowledgeable Hydrogen sits alongside combustion and battery-electric variants of the Knowledgeable. It is made at a Stellantis hydrogen research-and-developemnt centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
Peugeot CEO and Autocar Nice Girls alumni Linda Jackson mentioned: “With the e-Knowledgeable Hydrogen, Peugeot is taking the lead in a future zero-emission know-how that is notably related to the sunshine industrial automobile market.
“Hydrogen-electric know-how permits intensive day by day use with out the necessity for recharging – a decisive benefit for professionals who, in a single day, must cowl a number of hundred kilometres on the motorway after which enter emission-restricted city areas.
“The hydrogen know-how developed by Stellantis and carried out in our Peugeot e-Knowledgeable Hydrogen makes such makes use of potential.”
A Peugeot spokesman added that the introduction of its first hydrogen automobile was the most recent improvement of its “prolonged energy of alternative” technique, permitting clients to select from a variety of powertrains which greatest meets their wants.
The primary buyer of the e-Knowledgeable Hydrogen is Watea by Michelin, a subsidiary of Michelin that focuses on inexperienced mobility options.