Interest in H2X Global’s ground-breaking Warrego ute is growing with over 250 order-interests received from Australia and countries such as the Netherlands, Germany and Malaysia.
The vehicle, which will be officially launched early next year on the Gold Coast, features a 750km driving range courtesy of the company’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid technology and will be built in Gippsland, Victoria.
H2X chief executive Brendan Norman said that while the number of order interests had exceeded the company’s expectations, he was unsurprised given hydrogen’s growing stature as the fuel of the future.
“One of the first companies to buy the ute was green energy solutions and hardware provider, Veida,” he added.
“Its director Haim Ptasznik explained that with hydrogen offering parity with diesel on a kWh-to-kWh basis, the Warrego was the ‘go to’ vehicle that green energy pioneers and early adopters had been waiting for.”
Ptasznik noted that Veida worked with its clients to create alternative, green energy solutions and that H2X enabled his company to be the first to integrate hydrogen vehicles and their powertrains into its solutions.
The growing popularity of the Warrego, which is the first of many hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that H2X is developing, is particularly welcome ahead of the company’s planned listing on a major stock exchange and push into new markets to establish itself as a global premium hydrogen vehicle manufacturer.
The basic Warrego ute combines a 200kW motor, a 66kW hydrogen fuel cell and 60kW energy storage system to deliver a range of up to 750km on a mix of highway and city roads while offering quick refuelling times of between three to five minutes.
It is capable of carrying up to 1,000kg in the tray and towing up to 2,500kg and there are options such a larger 90kW hydrogen fuel cell and bigger 100kW energy storage system to improve performance.
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