SANY to produce H2 fuel-cell construction vehicles

Chinese heavy machinery manufacturer SANY Group unveiled its H2 fuel-cell technology development, including the company’s fuel-cell powered dump truck and fuel cell-powered mixer truck at SANY's Changsha facility.

At the 2020 United Nations Climate Change conference, Chinese President Xi Jiping proposed that China’s carbon dioxide emissions should peak in 2030 and that carbon neutrality should be achieved by 2060. This goal requires concrete steps to be taken, especially by manufacturers who can make tangible changes through technological breakthroughs.

Apart from “zero pollution”, SANY Group says its new fuel-cell powered construction vehicles outperform traditional counterparts in these four areas:

  1. Long battery life: A set of hydrogen cylinders with a combined capacity of 1,680L ensures a driving distance of more than 500 km, saving drivers from “mileage anxiety”.
  2. More power: With a large torque drive motor and an AMT gearbox, the high-power fuel cell stack features an energy conversion rate of over 50%. The vehicle demonstrates enhanced acceleration rate and climbing capacity.
  3. Enhanced weather adaptability: The integrated heat management system performs automatic heating and cooling in hot and cold weather conditions to maintain optimal performance.
  4. Extra safety considerations: Functions such as high heat protection, overcurrent protection, a low pressure alarm, and leakage detection and control in the hydrogen supply system guarantee a worry-free driving experience.

Li Tanbo, deputy general manager of SANY’s Crane business unit, addressed in the rollout ceremony that SANY has entered a new phase in which the development of construction machinery is trending towards the application of green energy and green, intelligent equipment technologies. SANY plans to become the largest comprehensive hydrogen fuel solution provider and the number one electric construction vehicle manufacturer in China within five years.