May 8, 2024

ACT Expo – cellcentric showcases fuel cell tailormade for long-haul trucks

New player with decades of expertise and market-specific innovations: fuel cell specialist cellcentric officially showcases fuel cell tailormade for long-haul trucks, for the first time in North America at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center (May 20-23, booth 3045). At the trade fair, the company with European roots and Canadian heritage presents its tailormade close-to-production solution for the long-haul trucks of the future, sustainably powered by hydrogen and fuel cells.

Three decades of concentrated expertise in fuel cell development: cellcentric was established in March 2021 as a 50:50 joint venture between Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group. Both are leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry and not only bring their financial backing to this joint venture but, above all, also their expertise in the sustainable hydrogen-powered drivetrain of the future.

cellcentric is an independent company with more than 520 employees that engages in the development, production and marketing of fuel cell power units for the commercial vehicle industry. When integrating fuel cell systems into vehicles, cellcentric’s development teams work closely with the respective customers’ R&D teams to further optimize the fuel cell application to meet individual requirements.

Many cellcentric employees originating from one of the two companies, as well as the successful cooperation with Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group, ensure that cellcentric has an excellent understanding of transportation sector needs. Added to that is profound knowledge of efficient high-volume manufacturing to the highest quality standards. To date, cellcentric has made around 700 patent applications – underscoring its leading role in fuel cell development.

Fuel cell fulfills transportation demands in the USMCA market

Background to the strategic decision to enter the North American market: Demand for hydrogen-based mobility solutions is growing in the USMCA market as a consequence of favorable US regulatory environment and incentives to decarbonize. This market outlook prompted cellcentric to significantly accelerate development of its highly innovative NextGen fuel cell, taking into account the needs of long-haul heavy goods traffic in North America from the earliest concept phase.

NextGen enables Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and performance characteristics comparable with those of diesel-powered long-haul trucks. Alongside excellent drivability and outstanding range, these include short refueling stops similar to those of conventionally powered heavy trucks. Fuel cell trucks are ideally suited to decarbonize flexible and demanding long-haul road transportation. They can also be operated in areas where electric charging options are limited and demands on
vehicle flexibility are high.

“Our NextGen fuel cell impressively demonstrates that the transition to sustainable, environmentally friendly drive technologies can already be a reality on the North American market, even in tough heavy-duty haulage,” said Nicholas Loughlan, CTO at cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG. “The fact that it is compact, efficient and powerful means that we can even better fulfill the demands of heavy-duty long-haul. NextGen is engineered for high mileage and trimmed for cost efficiency to make it the absolute champ in operating costs for heavy-duty trucks,” added Loughlan.

Should you visit ACT in Las Vegas, we invite you to visit us on booth 3045. You can find further information and the opportunity to reserve and individual appointment with our experts by clicking here:

Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to two more events taking place in and around the trade fair:

  • Fuel cell deep dives: informative expert presentations at the cellcentric booth 3045 – for appointments and registration, click here:

About cellcentric

cellcentric develops, produces, and markets fuel cell systems for use in heavy commercial vehicles as the focus as well as for other areas of application outside vehicles. cellcentric is a joint venture between Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, which was founded in 2021. The company utilizes the know-how and extensive experience gained from several decades of fuel cell development work at its predecessor companies. cellcentric’s goal is to become a leading global manufacturer of fuel cells and thus contribute to climate-neutral and sustainable transportation by 2050. More than 520 highly qualified employees are driving our state-of-the-art fuel cell technology forward. They work in interdisciplinary teams at locations in Nabern, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Esslingen (Germany) and Burnaby (Canada). Around 700 individual patents have been granted, underlining the company’s leading role in technological development.

Contact cellcentric

Christian Kleinert
+49 (0)175 5337198

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