Gaussin shows the most powerful hydrogen truck in the world

Gaussin shows the most powerful hydrogen truck in the world-truck

The French manufacturer Gaussin is active in the field of clean and intelligent goods and passenger transport. The manufacturer also places its H2 RACING TRUCK® in this environment. Own statement after the most powerful 100% hydrogen and electric racing truck which has ever been built. The hydrogen truck will be used as part of the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

As announced by the French manufacturer, the H2 RACING TRUCK® has a high-performance design that can withstand extreme conditions. This was developed to demonstrate the performance and reliability of Gaussin’s proprietary hydrogen-electric propulsion system. “With the participation of the first 100% hydrogen and electric truck in the Dakar Rally, Gaussin wants to demonstrate the reliability and performance of its hydrogen road vehicle in a difficult environment. New technologies based on renewable energy are available and mature and should help accelerate the energy transition,” said Christophe Gaussin, CEO of Gaussin, in a statement.

With the H2 Racing Truck®, the French present the first model of a new product range of emission-free, 100% hydrogen-powered and electric trucks. Four other emission-free models are planned as series models: a tractor unit, an autonomous truck, a distribution vehicle and a construction site vehicle. Unlike the solutions currently available on the market, Gaussin’s hydrogen system was developed for an ultra-lightweight chassis that is built on a modular skateboard platform. In less than 20 minutes, this platform can refuel with hydrogen for a further 800 km range. A purely electric version comes with a battery change option. This should make it possible to replace the battery in just three minutes and thus have a range of another 400 km at the start.

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The Italian cult company Pininfarina was commissioned to develop the series. The team has designed a whole range of dramatic, exciting vehicles that form a harmonious overall family. Pininfarina Chief Creative Officer Kevin Rice puts it this way: “We made sure the design faithfully represented the group’s values and roots: Reliability, performance and robustness, ‘Be faster, safer and cleaner’ – this defines the new GAUSSIN signature that runs through all vehicles in the product range.”

The first technical data on Gaussin‘s racing truck is already available. This relies on robustness through the use of high-quality components that are designed for operation under extreme conditions. Two motors, each with an output of 300 kW, drive the Stromer – in this case, this truck draws its energy from an 82 kWh battery. In the hydrogen variant, the truck relies on 380 kW fuel cells with 80 kg of hydrogen on board. With regard to the top speed, 140 km/h can be expected. The range under racing conditions is given with 250 km. The platform itself is expected to be launched in 2021. Gaussin has not yet given a timetable for his own trucks.

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3 thoughts on “Gaussin shows the most powerful hydrogen truck in the world”

  1. From the article:


    Only really interesting:

    • Refuel with hydrogen for a further 800 km range in less than 20 minutes.

    • Battery change option in just three minutes and thus having a range of another 400 km at the start.

    Add 3+3 together.. 😛

    Gaussin has not yet given a timetable for his own trucks.

    -> So v.a. loud cackling about unlaid eggs..

  2. Draw the final card in the hydrogen lobby with the Pininfarina-themed racing truck?

    As long as the H2 trucks cannot halve the costs, there will be nothing with FCEVs in freight and passenger transport without massive subsidies. In the long run, neither the taxpayers nor manufacturers can store money for fuel cell technology in vehicles.

    In 2027, Daimler wants to go into series production with deep-frozen liquid hydrogen in the tanks, if the project is not buried before then. Until then, I don’t see any reason to deal with the subject of FCEVs.

  3. The logistics groups were just waiting for a racing truck, because the customer pays more for the delivery if the driver is drifting in his company yard.


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