Following two years of development, Terberg has started testing of its first concept hydrogen-powered terminal tractor in the Port of Rotterdam.
The tractor, developed in collaboration with zepp.solutions, is now in operation at United Waalhaven Terminals in Rotterdam. It will work amongst conventional diesel terminal tractors, pulling the same loads, while being remotely monitored to collect a wide range of data. With the hydrogen fuel cell tractor, Terberg continues to build upon its multifunctional tractor platform strategy.
“Our ultimate goal is to offer excellent performance for heavy duty applications combined with favourable TCO”, said Rob van Hove, managing director, Terberg Benschop. “And we want to support our customers in achieving their sustainability goals. Our strategy is focused on providing flexibility to our customers, so they can adapt to their changing market environment.”
The YT203-H2 hydrogen tractor is built on the proven YT multifunctional platform. This ensures the same ergonomics and comfort and the same robust resilience under tough working conditions. Most importantly, the multifunctional platform provides the same easy maintenance and smart management features as in the new YT-model introduced last year.
The hydrogen terminal tractor is based on the recently introduced fully electric YT203-EV. The YT203-H2 is the result of the joint development between Terberg and zepp.solutions, a tech scale-up that specializes in hydrogen fuel cell systems for variousapplications.