The world’s largest hydrogen-fueled mining dump truck with a capacity of 1000 kW will be tested in South Africa

The world’s largest hydrogen-fueled mining dump truck with a capacity of 1000 kW will be tested in South Africa

Williams Advanced Engineering and Anglo American are jointly developing the world’s largest electronic dump truck. driven and hydrogen fuel cell.

To reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, partners modernize a giant mining dump truck. His will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity more 1000 kWh, proprietary WAE, which the supplemented with a fuel cell and a tank for storage of hydrogen. Fuel supply on board will allow truck work in continuous mode without the need for distraction for long-term charging from the network.

In addition to of this, the dump truck will recover most of the energy expended during time descent, thanks to system regenerative braking.

The world's largest hydrogen-fueled mining dump truck with a capacity of 1000 kW will be tested in South Africa

The WAE truck will become the world’s largest electric vehicle, and in terms of power will be twice the current record holder – Swiss eDumper.

Testing new electric dump trucks will start at the end of 2020 of the year and will be held in the quarries of South Africa.

text: Ilya Bauer, a photo: Anglo American

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