12 July 2021
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HYVIA to offer range of fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles by end of 2021

HYVIA (‘HY’ for hydrogen, ‘VIA’ for road) is paving a new way forward for the carbon-free mobility ecosystem using green hydrogen from electrolysis of water that enables mobility with zero CO2 emissions*, increased range, and a short refuelling time. HYVIA has announced it will offer a wide range of fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicles by the end of 2021.

The HYVIA ecosystem includes green hydrogen production, storage, and distribution with hydrogen refuelling stations by the end of 2021.

HYVIA will offer a wide range of fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicles from Renault by the end of 2021:

  • Master Van H2-TECH – a large van for transporting goods and packages, with 12m3 of cargo volume and a range of up to 500km
  • Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH – a large van for transporting larger freight, with 19m3 of cargo volume and a range of approximately 250km
  • Master Citybus H2-TECH – for transporting up to 15 people, with a range of about 300km

HYVIA is located in France at four locations. Assembly of fuel cells and hydrogen refuelling stations at the Flins factory starts in late 2021. The products will be sold throughout Europe and a range of financing options and maintenance services will also be offered.

“To meet the challenges of hydrogen mobility, we need to offer fuel cell vehicles and the entire ecosystem. HYVIA offers turnkey mobility solutions that leverage the production, storage, distribution of green hydrogen and a wide range of H2 LCVs. These solutions will meet the new needs of businesses, large accounts, fleets, and local communities and drive energy transition as a whole.,“ says David Holderbach, President of HYVIA

HYVIA builds on the expertise of Plug Power, a global leader of hydrogen solutions with over 20 years of experience in fuel cells and electrolyzers, and a network of more than 100 refuelling stations that dispense over 40 tons of hydrogen every day.

HYVIA will offer electrolysis solutions, mobile storage stations and, by late 2021, hydrogen refuelling stations assembled in Flins, France. The hydrogen refuelling stations will be available to rent or purchase and are guaranteed to be simple and safe to use.

HYVIA draws on the expertise of Renault Group, European leader of electric LCVs with 40% market share, and pioneer of hydrogen LCVs since 2014. HYVIA will offer a range of three fuel cell powered LCVs by the end of the year, an offer complementary to battery electric vehicles.

These vehicles are built on a Dual Power architecture: powered by both electrical and hydrogen-based energy. The vehicles have a range up to 500km: 100km from electrical power, the rest from hydrogen. They are equipped with a 33kWh battery, a 30kW fuel cell, and tanks containing between 3-7kg of hydrogen, depending on the version.
Financing and maintenance services.

HYVIA offers leasing and maintenance solutions for all its customers’ needs on both the vehicles and hydrogen solutions and leverages the entire Renault network, one of largest throughout Europe.

HYVIA has four locations in France:
• Villiers Saint-Frédéric – Head Office and R&D: a dedicated team has started assessing the
requirements for large-scale mounting of fuel cells, all within the Renault Group’s centre for LCV
engineering and development.
• Flins – Process, Manufacturing, and Logistics: work and assessments for the assembly of fuel cells
and hydrogen refueling stations are accelerating with sales expected to start by late 2021.
• Batilly – Production of Renault Master: the Renault Group factory in Batilly manufactures Master
for HYVIA.
• Gretz Amainvilliers – PVI (Renault Vehicle Innovation): this subsidiary of Renault Group since
2017, continues the electrification for Master and steps up its capacity to further integrate fuel cell
technology. PVI also produces 27 tonne hydrogen-powered trucks.

*When driving, neither CO2 nor other regulated air pollutants, in accordance with the WLTP certification.