Citroën is one of the only manufacturers to offer its entire range of utility vehicles with battery-powered electric motors, but the brand is also at the forefront of hydrogen-powered vehicles with the marketing of the Jumpy Hydrogen, which is produced in series at the Hordain plant (France).
On the basis of these proposals, Citroën and Peugeot, through the Stellantis Group, will be present at the Hyvolution Forum in Paris on 1 and 2 February to present their progress, participate in round tables and meet industry players, including potential customers.
At the heart of its electrification strategy, hydrogen is a major challenge for Stellantis to support its professional customers in their energy transition and to contribute to its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2038.
The Stellantis hydrogen offer is aimed at "big wheeler" professionals who will then have 400 km of autonomy, with a recharge in 3 minutes, zero emissions and no compromise on the vehicle's useful capacities (1,000 kg payload).
As part of the implementation of its Dare Forward 2030 plan, Stellantis will have an annual production capacity of 5,000 fuel cell medium vans at its Hordain site in France from next year.
The Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen, Citroën ë-Jumpy Hydrogen and Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen will then be industrialised on the multi-energy line at the Hordain site, which already produces electric and thermal versions of this vehicle on a daily basis, and which is also marketed for classic Opel, Fiat and Toyota engines. Hordain will be the first plant in the world to produce a vehicle with three different types of energy.
At the end of December, Stellantis announced its intention to acquire a stake in Symbio, a hydrogen joint venture between Faurecia and Michelin and a leader in fuel cells for mobility. Symbio already supplies the fuel cell that powers the Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen, the Citroën ë-Jumpy Hydrogen and the Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen.
Xavier Peugeot, Director of the Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, said: "Hydrogen is at the heart of Stellantis' electrification strategy for light commercial vehicles. After launching a complete range of electric commercial vehicles, we are the first manufacturer in the world to also launch a hydrogen electric version from 2021, as we are convinced that this technology will become established as an additional zero-emission solution for professional customers. . We recognise the importance of developing a hydrogen ecosystem and are working on innovative global solutions to support professional users of this technology on a daily basis".