Isuzu and Honda unveil their Giga Fuel Cell truck

It is the first time that the two manufacturers have officially revealed the name and technical specifications for their jointly developed H2 truck. The Giga Fuel Cell has a range of up to 800 kilometres and can even serve as a mobile power station.

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Isuzu and Honda have revealed the name and technical specifications of their jointly developed fuel cell truck, which will be presented to the public for the first time in a few days at the Japan Mobility Show.

The truck is called “Giga Fuel Cell” and has a total weight of 25 tonnes. It has four fuel cell stacks from Honda with 103 kW power each and a hydrogen storage capacity of 56 kilograms. It is powered by a 320 kW electric motor and is said to complete up to 800 kilometres between fuelling stops. It measures 11,980mm / 2,490mm / 3,770mm.

And the H2 truck can be used as a mobile power station. It “is equipped with an external power output function,” says Honda, which could come in handy in times of disaster. The two ports (CHAdeMO connectors) can supply up to 530 kWh.

According to Isuzu and Honda, the Giga Fuel Cell production model will hit the road in 2027. Demonstration testing is said to kick off before the end of the fiscal year, so before 31 March 2024.

Honda and Isuzu Motors had agreed to conduct joint research on fuel-cell-powered heavy-duty trucks in early 2020. In May, they announced that they plan to launch a hydrogen-powered truck.

Honda published its future strategy for the use of fuel cells for its own use and marketing in February 2023. At the time, the manufacturer decided to split its fuel cell efforts into four core domains for the utilization of its fuel cell system: fuel cell vehicles, commercial vehicles, stationary power stations and construction machinery.

Isuzu is also following other partnerships in the area of fuel cell trucks, for example in the area of light commercial trucks with Hino and Toyota.,


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