Renault Joint Venture Hyvia shows new hydrogen prototypes

Renault Joint Venture Hyvia shows new hydrogen prototypes-hyvia

With the master platform chassis H2-Tech and the Master City Bus H2-Tech, the RENAULT joint venture HYVIA founded in the summer has presented two more prototypes for a local emission-free hydrogen mobility. In addition to the electric motor and a 33 kWh battery, the two light commercial vehicles have a 30 kW fuel cell and can be refueled in just five minutes. All drive components and the hydrogen integration are manufactured in France. Hyvia wants to launch the two vehicles from 2022, so renault in a recent communication.

“Hyvia is developing fast. Hardly six months after the foundation, we have introduced three hydrogen-powered lightweight commercial vehicles: a box carriage, a platform chassis and a city bus. In addition, our hydrogen filling station, with which we offer our customers where the hydrogen infrastructure is still under construction, offer refueling possibilities. Hyvia is about concrete solutions to master the challenges of green hydrogen mobility and the decarbonization of traffic.”- David Holderbach, CEO Hyvia

The Master H2-Tech celebrated its premiere at the Transport Trade Fair Solutrans in Lyon. The variant with a platform chassis enables ranges of around 250 kilometers and offers numerous options for tailor-made conversions, including a box body with a loading volume of 19 cubic meters and a payload of one ton. The two tanks of the vehicle each take 1.5 kilograms of hydrogen at 700 bar.

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The Master City Bus H2-Tech was for the first time at the Munal Fair Salon of the Maires in Paris. The minibus for urban traffic can carry up to 15 passengers, nine sitting and six standing, and is also suitable for wheelchair users. The tank with 4.5 kilograms of hydrogen at 350 bar ensures a practical range of around 300 kilometers safely. HYVIA, according to the Master City Bus H2-Tech, turns equally to companies such as municipalities and municipal service providers.

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The master platform chassis H2-Tech and the Master City Bus H2-Tech are components of the comprehensive HYVIA ecosystem for a carbon-free mobility. These also include the H2-TECH Master panel van, which was presented in October, and a newly developed hydrogen filling station. It enables fast and secure tank operations such as vehicles with conventional gasoline or diesel engine. The hydrogen is either produced on site by electrolysis or supplied with tank hustors.

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3 thoughts on “Renault Joint Venture Hyvia shows new hydrogen prototypes”

  1. Interesting is this indication ..

    In addition to the electric motor and a 33 kWh battery, the two light commercial vehicles have a 30 kW fuel cell and can be refueled in just five minutes.

    ..

    The variant with platform chassis enables ranges of about 250 kilometers ..

    … The two tanks of the vehicle each take 1.5 kilograms of hydrogen at 700 bar.

    … and the picture to see 2 big round pressure tanks and probably before the 33 kWh battery.

    2 pressure tanks with (2 x 1.5 kg) 3 kg H2 – the deposit of the range about a 65 kWh battery.

    With a BEV, 65 kWh plus 33 kWh of the existing battery would be a battery pack with 98 kWh (560 kg) with a size of 172 x 70 x 30 cm (a compact size) and the expensive pressure tanks as well as the fuel cell system, which is also very expensive saved up. A BEV as commercial vehicle would be significantly cheaper.

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  2. Have looked at Renault after the prices.

    A) Renault Master (Diesel)
    UPE plus. Transfer from 27.220,00 € (net)
    Master Box Case FWD Case Ecoline L1H1 2,8T Blue DCI 135.

    B) Renault Master ZE
    Battery 33 kWh
    UPE plus. Transfer from 54.900,00 € (net)
    Master E-Tech front drive box L1H1 3.1T with battery purchase.

    C) RENAULT / HYVIA MASTER H2-TECH
    Plus BZ system and H2 tanks >> Price ?

    If for a “tiny” 33 kWh battery over 27.000 Euro will be calculated, what would then only cost the vehicle if there are still expensive H2 tanks and the expensive BZ system?

    Battery 33 kWh x 250 Euro per kWh (estimated battery spare parts price net) = 8.250 euros net.

    27.220 + 8.250 = 35.470
    54.900 – 35.470 = 19.430 (too much)

    Why is the Renault Master ZE so expensive, does it have to subsidize the H2 versions?

    I’m curious if Renault / Hyvia 2022 also call prices or just a leasing rate.
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  3. In times, where even batteries for heavy duty traffic soon reach the market mature, H2 vehicles in the field of small staster makes no sense! Neither at acquisition cost, or maintenance costs, tank infrastructure and the ongoing maintenance – not to mention the miserable energy balance.

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