Daimler Truck Hydrogen Record Run: Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck cracks 1,000 kilometer mark with one fill of liquid hydrogen


  • A prototype Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck covered a distance of 1,047 km between Woerth am Rhein and Berlin 
  • Daimler Truck reaches another milestone with the #HydrogenRecordRun, within the framework of the dual-track strategy with hydrogen and battery-powered vehicles
  • Andreas Gorbach, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG, Head of Truck Technology: “The sweet spot for fuel-cell trucks lies in flexible and demanding long-haul transportation tasks. Hydrogen in trucking is anything but hot air: we proved this impressively by cracking the 1,000 kilometers with one fill.” 
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Daimler Truck AG


Leinfelden-Echterdingen / Berlin – Daimler Truck has successfully demonstrated that hydrogen fuel-cell technology can be the right solution to decarbonize flexible and demanding long-haul road transportation. A public road approved prototype of the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck completed Daimler Truck’s #HydrogenRecordRun covering 1,047 km of distance driven with one fill of liquid hydrogen.

Powered by a cellcentric fuel-cell system and equipped with a liquid hydrogen fuel tank system, the run started Monday 25th September in the afternoon at Mercedes-Benz Truck’s Customer Center in Woerth am Rhein and finished on Tuesday morning 26th September in Germany’s capital city Berlin. The truck completed the run fully loaded and a gross combined vehicle weight of 40 tons under real-life conditions, without emitting any CO2 during the complete run. The record drive with sealed tanks and controlled mileage was independently confirmed by an inspection document from TÜV Rheinland.

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