Deutz showcased its TCG 7.8 H2 hydrogen engine at CONEXPO in Las Vegas, with full production of the engine expected to begin in 2024. The drive specialist also presented its PowerTree mobile charging system, which can be used in the absence of any power infrastructure.
The six-cylinder hydrogen engine is based on an existing design, and despite producing 220 kW of power is both carbon-neutral and very quiet, says Deutz.
In principle, the hydrogen engine can be used in all current Deutz applications, and even in the on-highway segment. After initially being piloted in a genset for generating electricity, the engine will now be trialed in an 18-tonne truck as part of the HyCET project.
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Also on show from the Green segment was the PowerTree mobile charging system, which can be used in the absence of any power infrastructure.
The latest version offers an improved design that makes the 10-foot container easier to transport. It is now also possible to scale the battery capacity, allowing for optimal adaptation to the customer’s technical and commercial requirements.
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Deutz’s compact 400-volt electric drive system, which uses a split drive comprising two 40 kW electric motors, was also on display. The battery is from Deutz’s own modular toolbox and offers 42 kWh of capacity. The 22 kW rapid charging system can restore the battery charge to 80 percent within an hour.
The ISO 26262-certified system has a peak output of 80 kW. The G5-18A telehandler concept vehicle is equipped with this drive, enabling it to be used for five hours before it needs recharging again.