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Hydrogen vehicles for urban transport and logistics

Electric vehicles used for transportation and logistics are multiplying in many cities. However, a new technology, hydrogen, is appearing on the horizon, and Alke', which is already a pioneer in the field of electric, is also concretely looking at this new challenge.


Why you should choose FCEVs for transport and logistics:

  • They can cover longer distances than electric vehicles
  • Environmental sustainability: they do not pollute
  • Hydrogen can be easily refuelled in a few minutes
  • Quiet: they do not disturb with annoying noises


Hydrogen vehicle for waste transport Alkè

Hydrogen technology for urban transport and logistics

Decarbonization of the mobility sector is one of the priorities of the moment, especially in cities. Hydrogen has all the potential to meet the challenges of clean transportation. As with any technology that is in its infancy, there are pros and cons to hydrogen. Advantages include speed of recharging, no harmful emissions, high range, and quiet operation. Among the cons, to date, we find the small number of charging stations. The emission of water vapour makes hydrogen engines much more sustainable than diesel-powered ones, as they are extremely quiet and quick to recharge. The range of hydrogen engines is certainly superior to that of electric vehicles. We can say that the pros vastly outweigh the cons, which is why several counter manufacturers, including Alkè itself, are investing in this very promising technology. The engine of a hydrogen vehicle is an electric motor. This generally draws power from both the combustion cells and the batteries that are installed on board the vehicle. The combustion cells recharge the batteries, thereby increasing the range of the vehicle itself. Whereas an electric vehicle may take several hours to recharge its batteries, a hydrogen vehicle takes only a few minutes to refuel with all the hydrogen it needs to "fill up."


Display of a hydrogen vehicle Alkè

Decarbonizing mobility with hydrogen for freight transport

The European Union has set very ambitious energy transition goals that call for a green transformation of mobility, focusing on alternative fuels such as hydrogen. Hydrogen is seen as the key to decarbonizing both heavy and light transport. The most promising alternatives to replace gasoline and diesel in freight transport are precisely electric- and hydrogen-powered vehicles. With regard to the first alternative, Alkè is among the largest players in the market, with more than 25 years of experience, and is a well-established player constantly looking for technologies to improve the performance of its vehicles. As for the second alternative, hydrogen, Alkè is working to implement its vehicles with hydrogen range extenders. This system allows greater range and faster charging. Freight transport and urban logistics have become more and more substantial, so there is a growing demand for vehicles that are environmentally friendly, but at the same time can provide adequate range and cargo capacity. Electric commercial vehicles with hydrogen range extenders are one solution that can meet this need.


Hydrogen vehicle for freight transport



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