First Hydrogen unveils new zero emission LCV
Vehicle firm First Hydrogen has revealed concepts for the second generation of zero emission light commercial vehicles (LCV) in its partnership with mobility engineers, EDAG Group.
The new Generation II concept shows the firm’s signature daytime running lights and vertical tail lights to ensure visibility in urban settings. The firm said the scalable design ensures usage as a flexible-use large panel van, working specicially in fleets operating in the delivery, roadside assistance, grocery, construction & utilities and healthcare sectors.
The design was developed following the early success of it’s Generation I fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), which are currently undergoing mileage accumulation and testing. The Company’s two Generation I vans were launched in 2022 as technical proof of concept and members of the UK Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium (AHFC), including national supermarket brands, roadside assistance providers, utility companies and parcel delivery operators, are undertaking operational trials this year.
First Hydrogen is targeting the commercial van market and LCV sector to support fleet transition to zero emission transport.
Steve Gill, CEO of Automotive for First Hydrogen, said: “We are looking to create a recognisable, functional, and future-forward vehicle suited to commercial operation. These images present our vision of First Hydrogen’s next generation of zero emission vehicles and show our future customers and investors where our brand is heading. The sleek lines and clean silhouette are practical for fleet use and the design cleverly incorporates our recognisable First Hydrogen branding, reflecting our ambitions to lead the LCV market in zero emission.”
Bernat Costa, Design Director at EDAG Spain, said: “Clean energy is at the heart of First Hydrogen’s ethos, which has inspired the pure and aerodynamic form for the Generation II vehicle series. These concept designs reveal our intentions to develop a vehicle that is functional and flexible. The illuminated silhouette reveals a modern aesthetic that will have longevity in the commercial automotive market.”
Image courtesy of First Hydrogen