Bosch and Nikola are developing a Commercial Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

After Daimler Truck and Volvo Trucks, German auto-maker Bosch is set to invest in hydrogen fuel-cell development and production. The symbolic production of the company’s first large-scale hydrogen fuel-cell power module started on Bosch Tech Day 2023 early this year.

In a statement to Reuters, Bosch said that it has invested 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) in hydrogen fuel cell technology from 2021 to 2026, expecting to generate roughly 5 billion in sales by 2030.

$2.8 billion Investment 

Nikola Corporation, America’s truck manufacturer start-up, is Bosch’s pilot customer for the 40-ton truck being fine-tuned in Phoenix, US by the Bosch team.

Partnership with Nikola 

A truck powered by Bosch’s fuel cell can cover a distance of up to 500 km on a full tank of 11.7kgs of hydrogen. Constant research and development are focused on increasing this mileage.

Specifications of Hydrogen Truck 

Bosch's advanced fuel cells are adapted for 40-ton Nikola Two trucks. Mirror cameras replace side-view mirrors and new keyless system introduced in the fleet.

The Technology of Hydrogen Truck

Bosch's hydrogen fuel cells fuel 70 trucks on the Chongqing to Chengdu route in China. The power module, a key component, initiates hydrogen-oxygen reactions to create energy.

Bosch-developed Hydrogen fuel cell Truck in China 

Bosch officials state that Indian OEMs with strong reputations have ordered their high-end tech, implying growing demand even in emerging EV markets like India.

Bosch Hydrogen fuel cell Truck India Plans