Trucking could be rolling towards a hydrogen-powered future—if Gaussin has anything to say about it, that is. The French engineering firm has just unveiled a new “skateboard” platform for freight trucks that promises sustainable cruising sans any harmful emissions.
The versatile system comes in two different versions that are both geared toward eco-friendly freight transportation. Designed for long-haul trucking, the hydrogen-powered setup offers a range of nearly 500 miles and a refueling time of less than 20 minutes. Conversely, the all-electric configuration is intended for shorter stints and promises a range of around 180 miles per charge plus a battery swap that takes just three minutes.