HYVIA & Plug Organize Hydrogen Van Test Drive Events in Spain

HYVIA and Plug have teamed up to organize test drive events in Spain, showcasing the Renault Master Van H2-TECH, a hydrogen-powered van
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HYVIA and Plug have teamed up to organize test drive events in Spain, showcasing the Renault Master Van H2-TECH, a hydrogen-powered van designed to accelerate the decarbonization of transportation. The events will take place in Barcelona, Zaragoza, and Madrid, offering professionals the opportunity to experience the benefits of this innovative solution.

The Renault Master Van H2-TECH is a large van powered by green hydrogen, catering to the needs of professionals engaged in intensive usage of transportation. With a loading volume of 12m³, the van is suitable for the transport of goods and packages. It boasts a 5-minute refueling time and an impressive range of 400 km, enabling companies and communities to maintain competitiveness while emitting zero emissions.

The van's cargo area stands at a height of 1.80m, providing ample space for easy organization and delivery of goods and packages. The Renault Master Van H2-TECH is manufactured in France, with vehicle production taking place at the Batilly plant, Plug fuel cell assembly and testing at the HYVIA plant in Flins, and fuel cell integration near Paris in Gretz-Armainvilliers.

Equipped with Plug's 30 kW fuel cell, a 33 kWh battery, and tanks containing 6.4 kg of hydrogen, the van offers efficient and reliable performance. Plug's 30 kW fuel cell engines, called ProGen, are flexible power building blocks designed for heavy-duty motive applications. They provide cost-effective solutions with industry-leading performance and reliability, making them suitable for a range of logistics applications.

Plug's fuel cell system has a proven track record of reliability, with over 60,000 fuel cells operating in mobility applications for global customers such as Amazon, Walmart, Carrefour, BMW, and Home Depot. The system caters to various components of the logistics chain, including manufacturing, warehousing, and last-mile delivery, providing zero-emission solutions for a wide range of vehicles.

Spain holds strategic importance for both HYVIA and Plug, as the country is highly committed to energy transition and has significant potential for hydrogen utilization. By presenting the Renault Master Van H2-TECH in Barcelona, Zaragoza, and Madrid, the companies aim to engage environmentally conscious customers and promote sustainable transportation practices.

The test drive events in Spain follow the successful test drives of the hydrogen van in the Netherlands. The collaboration between HYVIA, a joint venture between Renault Group and Plug Power, demonstrates their dedication to advancing the adoption of hydrogen mobility and supporting the transition to a greener and more sustainable future.

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