At the 2022 Paris Motor Show, the Franco-Moroccan firm NAMX showed a concept version of HUV, which will be its debut automobile. Some intriguing new technology is included in the Pininfarina-designed SUV that runs on hydrogen.
The co-founders of the firm, Faouzi Annajah, and De Lussac, demonstrated the HUV (Hydrogen Utility Vehicle) during the vehicle’s global premiere. It has a fixed hydrogen tank and six 8-kilogram capsules. The HUV may be supplied with the necessary hydrogen in two ways: by refilling the tank at a hydrogen station or by changing the six capsules, or CapXs as NamX calls them. Each one needs to be replaced, and De Lussac estimated that the entire procedure would take around two minutes.
The driver gains 800 km of range and the interchangeable capsules are refilled by driving the HUV to a hydrogen station. The co-founder of NamX, however, omitted to include the vehicle’s range while using just the hydrogen supplied by the six capsules.
NamX admits that it is difficult to locate a hydrogen station in the majority of locations since they just do not exist, which is how the concept for it came about. The interchangeable hydrogen capsules, according to De Lussac, would make that much simpler as they “will be available anywhere, including the CapX shop, and can also be supplied on-demand.”
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