Despite upfront costs, fuel cell tech could ‘significantly impact’ truck TCO

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for a long-haul fuel cell truck could be on par with a diesel variant within the next decade, say Ricardo experts. By Freddie Holmes

It has quickly become apparent that while battery electric powertrains will find certain roles within the heavy-duty sector, they may only be viable for shorter trips. Long-haul tractors simply cannot afford to make frequent stops, and the size and weight of a battery pack to support necessary range per charge would be too expensive for any commercial operator looking to keep costs to a minimum….

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