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FedEx Express delivers the goods with fuel cell-powered truck

FedEx Express delivers the goo...
Based on a Workhorse EGEN electric van, the Plug Power unit is currently in use at FedEx’s facility in Menands, New York on a standard delivery route
Based on a Workhorse EGEN electric van, the Plug Power unit is currently in use at FedEx’s facility in Menands, New York on a standard delivery route
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Hydrogen storage on the Workhorse EGEN with Plug Power additions adds about 160 percent to the range of the van
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Hydrogen storage on the Workhorse EGEN with Plug Power additions adds about 160 percent to the range of the van
Hood access shows the electric and fuel cell units, along with other service points for the FedEx van from Workhorse and Plug Power
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Hood access shows the electric and fuel cell units, along with other service points for the FedEx van from Workhorse and Plug Power
Front and center on the Workhorse EGEN are the Plug Power hydrogen fuel cell stacks
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Front and center on the Workhorse EGEN are the Plug Power hydrogen fuel cell stacks
A closer look at the top of the hydrogen fuel cell stacks on the Workhorse EGEN with Plug Power
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A closer look at the top of the hydrogen fuel cell stacks on the Workhorse EGEN with Plug Power
As with most FedEx delivery vans, the Workhorse design is walk-through for driver ergonomics during delivery
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As with most FedEx delivery vans, the Workhorse design is walk-through for driver ergonomics during delivery
The Plug Power boxes house the hydrogen fuel cell units and hydrogen storage tanks
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The Plug Power boxes house the hydrogen fuel cell units and hydrogen storage tanks
Based on a Workhorse EGEN electric van, the Plug Power unit is currently in use at FedEx’s facility in Menands, New York on a standard delivery route
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Based on a Workhorse EGEN electric van, the Plug Power unit is currently in use at FedEx’s facility in Menands, New York on a standard delivery route
The hydrogen fueling station at Plug Power's headquarters was the first to be installed in New York State and one of the first in the East Coast of the US
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The hydrogen fueling station at Plug Power's headquarters was the first to be installed in New York State and one of the first in the East Coast of the US
This diagram illustrates how the Workhorse electric vehicle components combine with the Plug Power hydrogen fuel cells in the new FedEx van
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This diagram illustrates how the Workhorse electric vehicle components combine with the Plug Power hydrogen fuel cells in the new FedEx van
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FedEx Express is currently operating the first fuel cell electric delivery van for on-road use in North America. The zero emission van is a collaboration between Workhorse Group and Plug Power and is based on Workhorse's electric delivery van, using Plug Power's hydrogen fuel cell to recharge.

The van is currently in use at FedEx's facility in Menands, New York, on a standard delivery route. The Workhorse EGEN truck is designed for all-electric operation on short routes and known duty cycles. The added fuel cell from Plug Power will increase the EGEN's range by 166 percent to 160 miles (257 km) per cycle.

The Plug Power boxes house the hydrogen fuel cell units and hydrogen storage tanks
The Plug Power boxes house the hydrogen fuel cell units and hydrogen storage tanks

The fuel cell unit has seen a total of 3,000 on-road miles (4,828 km) in initial testing and is expected to see another 27,000 miles (43,452 km) of on-road drive time over the next six months. FedEx expects to use the van in normal duty cycles, including all types of inclement weather and driving conditions.

Refueling of the EGEN FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle) is undertaken in Latham, New York, at a Plug Power hydrogen fuel station. The station was one of the first hydrogen stations on the East Coast of the United States.

Source: Plug Power

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1 comment
Grunchy
I am fairly confident that Elon Musk forbade these from ever existing?