Freehold-based Cenntro Electric to unveil hydrogen-powered Class 8 semi-tractor

Freehold-based Cenntro Electric, a leading electric vehicle and alternative fuel technology company with advanced, market-validated electric commercial vehicles, will unveil the Logimax H864, a hydrogen-powered Class 8 Semi Tractor, at the upcoming 2023 Consumer Electronics Show, from Jan. 5-8, 2023, in Las Vegas.

The LMH864 is a 6×4 semi-tractor, representing Cenntro’s first entry into hydrogen fuel cells and first heavy-duty truck. The LMH864 has a total weight of 25 tons and is designed for short- and long-haul applications. The semi-tractor’s electric motors are fully powered by high-efficiency sustainable hydrogen fuel cells with eight 210-liter banks that convert hydrogen into electric power by combining it with oxygen, producing only water as byproduct.

The LMH864 will be available in the third quarter of 2023 and will launch in North America and Europe initially.

“Beyond our focus on electric-powered commercial vehicle lines, we believe that hydrogen fuel cell technology is the best application for heavy-duty logistics, as it offers longer ranges and faster refueling,” Cenntro Chair and CEO Peter Wang said.

“The LMH864 has an operational range and refueling time comparable to many diesel trucks, making it suitable for longer distances and heavy, energy-demanding responsibilities in areas where battery charging is limited. The LMH864 will allow Cenntro to provide customers with additional choices for zero emissions in a sustainable vehicle. We look forward to introducing the vehicle to CES attendees along with our full line of electric vehicles.”