JCB powers up first hydrogen fuelled digger
JCB has built the world’s first prototype hydrogen-powered excavator.
Power for the 20t excavator is generated by reacting hydrogen with oxygen in a fuel cell to create the energy needed to run electric motors.
The machine is the brainchild of JCB chairman Anthony and his son Jo, who runs fuel producer Ryse Hydrogen and hydrogen bus maker Wrightbus.
The 220X excavator has been undergoing rigorous testing at JCB’s quarry proving grounds.
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