Peugeot unveils plug-in electric hydrogen van, the e-EXPERT

Peugeot has unveiled a plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric van, that the company says combines the advantages of hydrogen, battery technology and electric traction. Introducing the e-Expert Hydrogen.

Specific to Stellantis, the system consists of both a fuel cell that produces the electricity needed to drive the vehicle, as well as a high-voltage lithium-ion rechargeable battery with a capacity of 10.5kWh.

The hydrogen in the tank powers the fuel cell, which produces the electricity needed to drive the vehicle over long distances, while the battery provides, among other things, the power needed to ensure dynamic performance.

The new Peugeot e-Export Hydrogen can fill in 3-minutes, for a range of over 400km in the WLTP homologation cycle (currently undergoing approval), as well as a charging socket for the battery. The vehicle offers up to 1100kg of payload and up to 1000kg towing capacity.

The vehicle will be offered to professional customers in France and Germany from the end of 2021.

Peugeot Australia General Manager Kate Gillis says the manufacturer has committed to offering an electrified variant across its entire model range, and the reveal of the e-Expert Hydrogen shows Peugeot’s commitment to its “extended power of choice” strategy.

“Locally, we’re beginning our electrification journey later this year with the introduction of the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 and 508 Fastback Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” said Kate.

“Moving into 2022, we will be introducing full battery electric vehicles to the Australian market.”

“Whilst the e-Expert Hydrogen is not currently available or under consideration for Australia, electric variants of Peugeot’s light commercial vehicles are currently under consideration for local introduction,” Kate continues.

Source: Auto Talk | Peugeot unveils hydrogen Expert for Europe B

2 June 2021

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