Stellantis has begun making fuel cell versions of its mid-size and large vans in factories in Hordain (France) and Gliwice (Poland). The vans, marketed under the ‘Pro One’ banner, are sold with Opel, Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat badges..
Aimed at supporting fleets who do higher mileages and have access to refuelling facilities, the fuel cell versions of the vans build on the technology used in the zero-emission battery electric variants of the vehicles, with the added advantages of faster refuelling times and no sacrifice of payload capability.
For the mid-size vans, a second generation of the fuel cell system delivers a range of up to 400 km (248 miles) and refuelling time of less than four minutes. For the large vans, the addition of fuel cell technology brings range capability of up to 500 km and refuelling time of just five minutes.
Stellantis will have 10 fuel cell hydrogen versions of mid-size and large vans produced in-house: Citroën ë-Jumpy and ë-Jumper, Fiat Professional E-Scudo and E-Ducato, Vauxhall Vivaro and Movano, Opel Vivaro and Movano, and Peugeot E-Expert and E-Boxer.
“The action to bring hydrogen fuel cell mid-size vans and add fuel cell large vans to our production lines is a proof point of our commitment to maintain the lead in cutting-edge hydrogen technology and make it available to our most demanding customers,” said Jean-Michel Billig, Stellantis Chief Technology Officer, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Development.