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NV 200

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HY E-NV 200


Frequency of stops, large number of kilometres travelled each day, need to limit vehicle downtime and sufficient luggage space etc..

 

Taxi drivers are by nature subject to multiple constraints in the choice of their vehicle. To enable commercial vehicle professionals to meet duty needs, and pending the implementation of city regulations on improving air quality,

 

Symbio has integrated a hydrogen system in the Nissan e-NV 200, a van of 5 to 7 seats commonly used in the taxi industry. The prototype was presented at Fuel Cell Tokyo 2017, the world’s largest specialised exhibition on hydrogen technologies.

By successfully integrating its hydrogen technology into the e-NV 200, Symbio has demonstrated:

 

  • Speed of action. Vehicle integration and architecture studies required for the hydrogen technology to comply with passenger transport regulations were conducted in less than three months.

 

  • Its capacity for innovation: the cell, with a power of 15 kW, was developed to meet the needs and duty cycles of taxis. It significantly increases the range (700 km in urban and suburban areas, thanks to a consumption of 12.5 kWh per 100 km) in addition to the vehicle’s power (more than 82 kW additional) compared to a battery-only equivalent.

 

  • Constantly searching for optimisation: the hydrogen system is so compact it fits under the vehicle’s bonnet without modifying the electrical system. To maintain a maximum of available interior space (passengers and trunk), the two hydrogen tanks have been integrated under the rear seats.

For taxi drivers, the Symbio solution offers two great advantages:

 

  • The speed of hydrogen load: 3 minutes (700 bars) are enough to “fill” the tank.

 

  • Sufficient range for intensive use: thanks to the hydrogen fuel system, the vehicle’s range is doubled compared to its battery-only equivalent. It can travel more than 700 km in urban and suburban areas and 500 km under combined cycle, in both warm and cold weather. The heat released as the cell operates is used to heat the passenger compartment, thus preserving its range.