Turnkey hydrogen solutions provider Plug Power Inc. has unveiled its new hydrogen fuel cell-powered van for the first time in Northern America, and announced several other developments.
- Plug Power unveiled on Thursday the HYVIA hydrogen Renault Master Van H2-TECH prototype, which it touted as no emissions with a range of over 300 miles. It is equipped with a 30-kilowatt fuel cell engine with over 12m3 of cargo volume.
- The vehicle is expected to be available by 2022, said to be refueled in minutes. It will cater to industries with demand for light commercial vehicles which transport goods and packages.
- Plug Power also said it will acquire Applied Cryo Technologies Inc., which providers technology, equipment, and services for the transportation, storage, and distribution of liquefied hydrogen, oxygen, argon, nitrogen, and other cryogenic gases.
- The firm will also enter a 50-50 joint venture with Fortescue Industries Pty Ltd. to build a Gigafactory in Queensland, Australia. The factory will produce large-scale proton exchange member (PEM) electrolyzers able to expand into fuel cell systems.
The HYVIA ecosystem includes hydrogen production and distribution, along with fuel cell-power light commercial vehicles.