The hydrogen-powered Renault Master kicks off a whole family of fuel cell vans
According to Renault, the Master hydrogen van shown here will reach showrooms next year. In the attached video, the company revealed its plans to simultaneously launch a network of hydrogen stations.
The vehicle has been designed by HYVIA, a joint enterprise founded by Renault and Plug Power. It is in its concept stage now and has a cargo are of 12 cubic meters (423.77 cubic feet). Power comes from an electric motor, an array of fuel cells, and a traction battery. There are four hydrogen tanks on board, but the range maxes out at just 500 kilometers (310 miles).
Looking into the future, Renault plans to release the Master in a passenger bus version and an enlarged commercial van variant. The former will have around 300 km (186 miles) of range before refueling becomes necessary and the latter 250 km (155 miles).
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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