GAUSSIN announces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Automated Port Vehicles
GAUSSIN, a pioneer in the clean and intelligent transport of goods and people, announces the launch of the world’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV H2) for seaports.
These new vehicles complement GAUSSIN’s range of hydrogen-powered vehicles following the release of the hydrogen-powered fuel cell ATM and APM. The AGV can be autonomously driven in infra-structureless and mixed traffic environment.
It will help port operators switch to zero-emission immediately and provide longer operating hours, shorter and less frequent refuelling, as well as quiet and efficient transportation.
GAUSSIN’s state-of-the-art, complementary solution for port operators
Ports traditionally rely on diesel-powered trucks and tractors operating in a cluster environment are involved in moving cargo to and from ships.
This contributes significantly to CO2 emissions. Many feasibility studies have shown that ports are ideal locations for hydrogen-powered transport trucks and container handling equipment as they are a natural place for hydrogen transportation, storage, and refuelling sites for various applications.
With hydrogen production costs dropping more than 50% since 2015, hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles are now a viable solution for port operators to meet both the operation efficiency and green targets.
A new vehicle with strong performances
The H2 AGV shows strong and distinctive performance, which are detailed here:
- Application: Containers
- Payload: 65t
- Maximum speed: 25 km/h
- Drive line: 4×4
- Front axle capacity: 50t
- Rear axle capacity: 50t
- Traction motor: 2*226kW permanent magnet
- Fuel Cell: 45kW
- H2 tank capacity: 20kg @350bar
- Battery capacity: 60kwh
- Autonomy with H2: 15 hours
- Additional autonomy with Batteries: 3 hours
“Once again, we are expanding our range of hydrogen-powered fuel cell products to support the zero-emission drive in the port sector. We believe our H2 AGV will contribute significantly to the operation efficiency expected in this demanding environment,” said Christophe Gaussin, CEO of GAUSSIN.