Hydrogen, gas and mobility business Pure Hydrogen will reveal Australia’s first hydrogen-powered prime mover (pictured) at the Brisbane Truck Show on 18 May this year.
The company’s ‘Taurus’ truck follows the release of the company’s hydrogen powered waste and cement trucks, and will go on trial with PepsiCo after the show.
Taurus is an Australian designed 229kW 6×4 prime mover with a hydrogen refuelling point, low voltage power system and ‘luxurious cabin interiors’.
Future designs will include prime movers that can handle B-Double loads of up to 70 tonnes.
Future Hydrogen Managing Director Scott Brown said: “The forthcoming Taurus demonstration at the Brisbane Truck Show is the latest exciting step in our broader development strategy for hydrogen powered vehicles.
“The live demonstration is the culmination of a successful six month co-development period, with no delays to the stated production timeline.
“As well as our discussions with PepsiCo, interest from other parties has been most encouraging.
“A key part of Pure Hydrogen’s strategy is to provide hydrogen solutions to potential customers bringing both the devices and the hydrogen needed to power them to our customers.”
Pure Hydrogen has several partnerships with potential end users of its vehicles as well as a Swedish subsidiary based in Gothenburg. The company also owns 24 percent of Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle developer H2X Global.