QUANTRON AG world premiere of trucks with hydrogen and electric powertrains

QUANTRON makes a dedicated contribution to the transformation of the commercial vehicle sector and celebrates the world premiere of trucks with hydrogen and electric powertrains

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  • QUANTRON CEO Michael Perschke presents the QUANTRON strategy featuring future products and ecosystem solutions for hydrogen and battery-electric commercial vehicles as part of the VDA/IAA press workshop on 28th June 2022
  • At the IAA TRANSPORTATION 2022 in Hanover, QUANTRON is presenting two new, emission-free heavy-duty trucks to a wider audience for the first time:
    • QUANTRON QHM BEV 50-392 as a 4×2 and 6×2 version for inter factory and distribution transport based on the MAN TG3, TGS & TGX
    • World premiere of the QUANTRON FCEV EU Heavy Truck for heavy-duty and long-distance use with Ballard Power H2 fuel cells and integrated e-axle from a leading global powertrain specialist.
  • QUANTRON has received the world manufacturer identification number with the first letters “WCV” from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority whereby “CV” stands for “Commercial Vehicles”. As an OEM with a focus on cooperation with existing manufacturers, this underlines the company´s expertise for battery-electric solutions and hydrogen-electric drives in the commercial vehicle sector.
  • As part of the so-called Hydrogen Offensive, QUANTRON offers 360-degree solutions for customers through QaaS (Quantron-as-a-Service). Here, the main focus is placed on TCO optimisation. From 2024 onwards, QUANTRON expects trucks with H2 powertrains to achieve cost parity with diesel engines in dedicated markets.

The focus of the IAA TRANSPORTATION 2022 in Hanover in September is on the transformation of the commercial vehicle sector in the move towards emission-free drives. At the international press workshop organised by the VDA in Frankfurt today, the industry provided initial insights regarding where companies stand and what contributions they will have to make.

Michael Perschke, CEO of Quantron AG, outlined preliminary information about the vehicles as well as the company’s planned developments during the press workshop.

Quantron AG, a specialist in sustainable passenger and goods transport, provides its customers with battery and hydrogen-electric mobility solutions which are tailored to meet their respective individual needs, depending on the required area of application.

QUANTRON is presenting two new vehicles from the heavy-duty sector: a hydrogen-powered FCEV truck for long-distance transports in Europe and the all-electric QUANTRON QHM BEV 50-392.

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All-electric QUANTRON QHM BEV 50-392 heavy-duty truck

The all-electric QUANTRON QHM BEV 50-392 based on the MAN TG3 (TGS & TGX) is new in the Quantron AG portfolio. The heavy truck can already be ordered by customers and is ideally suited for factory and distribution operations thanks to its low-noise and emission-free drive.

The QUANTRON QHM BEV 50-392 is available in different configurations as a 4×2 and 6×2.

It has a range of up to 350 km with a high-voltage 392 kWh battery and can be charged with power outputs of up to 350 kW. The first customers include companies that focus on sustainability and new technologies such as the waste disposal and logistics companies, Ansorge and DORR.

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World´s first: QUANTRON heavy-duty EU truck with fuel cell technology

As a world first, Quantron AG is releasing details on the FCEV truck for the first time. The vehicle was developed as part of a strategic partnership with the world’s leading hydrogen expert, Ballard Power Systems, and features an integrated E-axle from a global Tier 1 propulsion leader.

The FCEV truck will be available from the second quarter of 2023 onwards. The unique selling points, which are best-in-class in the existing competitive segment, include a range of up to 700 km, uncompromising suitability for everyday use with a cabin which provides drivers with overnight accommodation during long journeys as well as the option of using ISO standard trailers. The FCEV truck will feature a hydrogen tank capacity well exceeding 50 kg stored H2.

Both vehicles along with many other commercial vehicles from Quantron AG are financially supported and receive incentives in Germany with up to 80% of the additional costs covered through the government programme for the purchase of commercial vehicles with alternative drives. Applications for this can be submitted beginning from 29th June 2022.

In this context, QUANTRON has received the world manufacturer number with the initials “WCV” (“W” as standard for Germany, “C” for commercial, “V” for vehicle) from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). QUANTRON thus meets all the requirements of an OEM but will act more as a partner on an equal level in cooperation with manufacturers for both battery-electric and hydrogen-electric solutions.

Thanks to their low-noise and zero-emission drives, all-electric vehicles are ideal for inner-city passenger and goods transport. Green hydrogen is the most efficient sustainable fuel solution for long-distance and heavy-duty operations with high payloads.

As part of its hydrogen offensive, Quantron AG is further expanding its 360-degree ecosystem Quantron-as-a-Service (QaaS). In future, QUANTRON wants to realise the production of green hydrogen and sustainable electricity and provide hydrogen filling stations and charging options.

Through investment subsidies and tax benefits, the price of hydrogen per kilometre will correspond to the price of diesel per kilometre as early as 2024. In the following years, the kilometres driven using a hydrogen-powered drive will become even cheaper than diesel due to the increasing diesel CO2 tax and financing costs.

Technical data: QUANTRON FCEV EU truck

Continuous engine performance Approx. 400 kW
Max. range 700 km
Tank capacity Over 50 kg H2
Battery capacity Approx.120 kWh
Fuel cell performance 240 kW
Axle configuration 4×2 / 6×2
SOP Q2 2023

 

** All information refers to the current status as of June 2022. QUANTRON AG reserves the right to change the technical properties and specifications of its products without prior notice. The operating range was simulated according to WLTP and varies depending on the payload and driving profile.

Technical data: QUANTRON QHM BEV 50-392* on the basis of the MAN TGS / TGX

Max. engine performance 375 kW
Max. range 350 km
Battery capacity 280-392 kWh
Charging time 20 – 80% SOC in less than 1h
Max. charging capacity 350 kW
Min. wheel base 3600 mm
Axle configuration 4×2 / 6×2

 

** All information refers to the current status as of June 2022. QUANTRON AG reserves the right to change the technical properties and specifications of its products without prior notice. The operating range was simulated according to WLTP and varies depending on the payload and driving profile.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.