General Motors and Autocar will collaborate to build hydrogen vehicles

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General Motors and Autocar will collaborate to build hydrogen vehicles

Through its Hydrotec division, General Motors will supply its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Autocar, a US manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks.

Autocar sees hydrogen as a means of meeting the requirements of the US government (the *EPA) and its customers, with satisfactory range and rapid refuelling times. The first of these vehicles will start being produced in 2026 at the Autocar Truck plant in Birmingham, Alabama. They will feature Hydrotec technology and will be built to order and then sold directly to customers. Ciment mixers and dump trucks, which all share a common architecture, will be built first, followed by **RCVs and terminal tractors.

General Motors’ Hydrotec solution takes the form of a cube, with a 77 kW fuel cell and a battery. Multiple power cubes can be arrayed in a vehicle for even higher power ratings. The technology can be used to convert trucks, aircraft and trains to hydrogen. The cubes, which are produced in Brownstown, Michigan, will be integrated by Triz Engineering, a GVW Group company that also owns Autocar.

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*EPA: Environmental Protection Agency

**RCVs: Refuse Collection Vehicles

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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Logan King

After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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