Stellantis Pro One Advances Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vans for Commercial Market

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vans

The Stellantis Pro One division maintains its commitment to the hydrogen fuel cell. We are talking about one of the seven business areas included in the company’s strategic plan, focused on the production of commercial vehicles. According to the same company, “Stellantis Pro One has been designed to lead the global commercial vehicle market with the most efficient product portfolio.” And this same division is fully committed to the hydrogen fuel cell.

And how? Well, with internal production from now on in the mid-size and large van offerings in Hordain, France, and Gliwice, Poland. In this way, the company’s zero-emission offerings increase, thereby seeking to be the leader in zero-emission propulsion in the European commercial vehicle market. This expansion of the range and the increase in industrial-scale production of fuel cell vans also reinforces their commitment and allows them to be competitive.

It was in October 2023 when the company unveiled the complete renewal of the van range, being a key element of the Pro One strategic offensive. “Stellantis and its brands are leveraging a full range of advanced propulsion, safety, ADAS and connectivity technologies. to improve the business of professional owners,” the brand said in its statement.

The group has manufacturing centers in Mangualde (Portugal), Vigo (Spain) and Ellesmere Port (United Kingdom) for K9 compact vans. Those in Hordain (France) and Luton (United Kingdom) for mid-size vans; while Atessa (Italy) and Gliwice (Poland) for large-size vans.

“The move to bring midsize fuel cell vans and add large fuel cell vans to our production lines is further proof of our commitment to staying at the forefront of hydrogen technology and making it available to our most demanding customers. ”said Jean Michel Billing, Stellantis Chief Technical Officer, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Development.

“The knowledge and dedication of our engineering and operations teams are essential to meet the objectives of the Dare Forward 2030 plan and allow us to maintain leadership in the zero-emission commercial vehicle segment,” concluded Jean Michel Billing himself.

If we talk about the fuel cell versions of commercial vans, we are talking about models that are based on the technology used for the zero-emission BEV variants of the group’s models. Of course, in this case we have the advantage of refueling time, in addition to the space it leaves us for the payload section. For example, in midsize vans, the second-generation fuel cell system offers a record range of up to 400 km and a refueling time of less than four minutes.

The Stellantis group will have eight versions of midsize and large vans powered by hydrogen fuel cells produced internally. The models will be the Citroën ë-Jumpy and ë-Jumper, Fiat Professional E-Scudo and E-Ducato, Opel Vivaro and Movano, and Peugeot E-Expert and E-Boxer.