June 18, 2024

South Africa will test the world's largest 1000 kW hydrogen fuel mining dump truck

South Africa will test the world's largest 1000 kW hydrogen fuel mining dump truck

Williams Advanced Engineering and Anglo American are jointly developing the world's largest electronically-driven hydrogen fuel cell dump truck.

In order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions inatmosphere, partners are upgrading a giant mining dump truck. It will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of more than 1000 kWh, developed by WAE, which will be supplemented with a fuel cell and a hydrogen storage tank. The fuel supply on board will allow the truck to operate continuously without the need for long-term chargingfrom the network.

In addition, the dump truck will recover most of the energy expended during the descent, thanks to the regenerative braking system.

The WAE truck will be the world's largest electric vehicle, and will have twice the power of the current record holder. Swiss eDumper.

Tests of the new electric dump truck will begin at the end of 2020 and will be held in the quarries of South Africa.

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