Quantron Q-Light: Transporter with fuel cell drive

With the Q-Light FCEV, Quantron is presenting a new transporter that competes in the 3.5 to 4.2 ton class and uses fuel cell technology for the drive.

Quantron, based in Gersthofen near Augsburg, is expanding its range of commercial vehicles with the Q-Light FCEV. It is unmistakably based on the Iveco Daily, but uses a hydrogen fuel cell system to drive it.

Range of up to 500 kilometers

The Q-Light FCEV is classified as an H2 vehicle in the range of 3.5 to 4.2 tons and, according to the manufacturer, is unique in Europe with its drive concept. The built-in battery has a capacity of 37 kWh. The onboard fuel cell delivers up to 15 kW. Depending on requirements, the vehicle can be equipped with up to four hydrogen tanks, giving it a range of up to 500 km. If only two tanks are installed, the range is at least 300 kilometers. Each tank module stores around 2.1 kilograms of hydrogen. The modules are mounted behind the driver's cab. The fuel cell is located in the former engine compartment. The waste heat from the fuel cell can also be used to heat the interior, for example, so that additional electricity can be saved and the range further increased. The battery can also be recharged at a charging station with up to 6.6 kW.

The actual electric motor in the Q-Light has an output of 100 kW (136 hp) and provides a maximum torque of 1,150 Nm. The maximum speed is 90 km/h.

The Q-Light FCEV should be able to be driven flexibly in electric or fuel cell mode. The payload of the Q-Light FCEV is analogous to that of a comparable diesel vehicle. The refueling time can also be compared to that of a diesel vehicle.,

The new Q-Light FCEV transporter is available with different body variants and can therefore be adapted to a wide variety of customer requirements. Quantron is also planning a fuel cell with scalable performance, so that later versions can also be offered for the 7.2-ton class, for example.,


Quantron has now adapted its fuel cell drive in the Q-Light FCEV to a model in the 3.5 to 4.2 ton class. The range should be up to 500 kilometers.


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