Imagine a truck that only emits water vapor, produces its own electricity onboard and has a range of up to 1,000 kilometers. It’s possible with fuel cells powered by hydrogen and Volvo Trucks has started to test vehicles using this new technology. Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks will be especially suitable for long distances and heavy, energy-demanding assignments. To decarbonize transport, Volvo Trucks already today offers battery electric trucks and trucks that run on renewable fuels, such as biogas. In the second half of this decade, a third CO2-neutral option will be added to its product portfolio, fuel cell electric trucks powered by hydrogen.The fuel cell electric trucks will have an operational range comparable to many diesel trucks, up to 1 000 kilometers, and a refueling time of less than 15 minutes. The total weight can be around 65 tonnes or even higher, and the two fuel cells have the capacity to generate 300 kW of electricity onboard. A fuel cell generates its own electricity from the hydrogen onboard instead of being charged from an external source. The only biproduct emitted is water vapor.Customer pilots will start in a few years from now and commercialization is planned for the latter part of this decade.The fuel cells will be supplied by cellcentric, the joint venture between the Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG. Cellcentric will build one of Europe’s largest series production facilities for fuel-cells, specially developed for heavy vehicles.