A zero-emission hydrogen-powered pickup truck running on a fuel cell/battery hybrid engine is now for sale and available for delivery from Anuvu Inc., a developer and supplier of fuel cell products.
Anuvu's Clean Urban pickup truck, part of Anuvu's Clean Urban Vehicle (CUV)(r) line, makes it possible for environmentally conscious consumers and institutions to own and operate fuel cell-powered vehicles. According to Anuvu, the truck demonstrates the company's overall commitment to helping place hydrogen-powered
vehicles on the road in order to jump-start wide usage of such vehicles.
More hydrogen vehicles could justify increased infrastructure of hydrogen filling stations, an important factor necessary for widespread adoption, according to Anuvu.
The truck is a Nissan Frontier pickup that runs on two Anuvu Power-X(r) 6 kW PEM fuel cells powering a motor from leading electric motor and vehicle provider Solectria Corp.
The fuel cell/electric motor hybrid vehicle is designed to operate in typical urban and suburban fleet traffic patterns, accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 10 seconds, and can achieve speeds of up to 75 mph. The zero-emission pick-up truck can travel distances of 250 miles within city environments, according to Anuvu. Although this urban range is similar to conventional vehicles, this initial version of the Clean Urban pickup truck will be limited to 60 miles on highways in order to keep the price to $99,995, the company said.
Longer-range highway fleet vehicles are available by custom order. Pickups are currently available for delivery in a two-door
or four-door model.
"We're able to provide the first cost-effective commercial fuel cell pickup because of our unique fuel cell/battery hybrid design that requires lower capital costs while still delivering greater range, increased lifetime and
decreased hydrogen usage," said Rex Hodge, president and CEO of Anuvu. "Anuvu's fuel cell trucks give fleet managers of utilities and
municipalities powerful, all-purpose vehicles that affirm their organizations' commitment to promoting clean energy transportation."
Anuvu's Power-X fuel cells are currently used in a number of automotive and marine vehicle applications including the two and four-door version of the Anuvu Clean Urban Vehicle (CUV) and a zero-emission harbor water taxi.
Anuvu will be demonstrating its Clean Urban Vehicle car at the EVS-20 alternative vehicle show in Long Beach, Calif., November 15-18.
Anuvu Clean Urban pickup truck orders can be made through fuelcellstore.com
and Anuvu's site, www.anuvu.com
, or by calling (916) 921-7040.
Anuvu also offers consultation and installation of hydrogen filling stations for purchased vehicles and fleets.
About the Clean Urban Vehicle (CUV) Line
Anuvu Clean Urban Vehicles (CUV) are zero-emission vehicles built from existing production models converted into hybrid fuel cell-battery powered vehicles.
The vehicles, running on Anuvu Power-X fuel cells, are designed to meet the duty cycle requirements of contemporary urban fleet vehicles and, according to the company, represent an unprecedented and dramatic, low-cost shift in design of fuel cell vehicles compared to those currently offered by other manufacturers.
Anuvu Inc. is a developer and supplier of fuel cell products.
The proprietary design of Anuvu's fuel cells allows for near-term development and enhanced design potential for vehicles efficiently powered by hydrogen.
Anuvu offers its Power-X fuel cell line to industries such as automotive, marine/boating and educational research and offers low-cost,
off-the-shelf fuel cell engine products as well as specially designed systems.
More information can be found at www.anuvu.com