GM And Komatsu Push Forward With Hydrogen-Powered Mining Truck

by AutoExpert   |  13 December, 2023

Share :

General Motors and Komatsu are thinking bigger about hydrogen-powered vehicles—they're collaborating on a hydrogen-powered mining truck. The truck will be based on the Komatsu 930E Series, known for its diesel-electric powertrain generating up to 3,500 hp.

While specific details are limited, the focus of this partnership is on developing a hydrogen fuel cell power module for the mining truck.

GM And Komatsu

If successful, the first prototype is expected to undergo testing in the mid-2020s at an Arizona research and development facility. The vehicle is set to be "powered by over 2 megawatts of Hydrotec power cubes." GM highlighted the suitability of hydrogen fuel cells for electrifying applications traditionally reliant on diesel engines, emphasizing their lightweight nature and quick refueling capability.

GM And Komatsu

With mining trucks often working in a single mine throughout their lifespan, GM anticipates that hydrogen refueling infrastructure won't pose significant challenges for these applications. Charlie Freese of GM stated, "Mining trucks are among the largest, most capable vehicles used in any industry, and we believe hydrogen fuel cells are best suited to deliver zero-emission propulsion to these demanding applications."

GM And Komatsu

Komatsu wants to cut its emissions by 50% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Therefore, this partnership fits with those goals.

Recomended:

Revitalize Your Ride: The Ultimate Guide to Professional Car Detailing - Photo
Tips & Tricks
Revitalize Your Ride: The Ultimate Guide to Professional Car Detailing

Car feeling a little less "brand new" and a little more "mystery crumb monster?"  Yeah, we've all been there. Food bits falling, beverages spilling, other nasty stuff - da

AutoExpert
Choosing the Perfect Leather Seat Color for Your Car: Black vs. White - Photo
Tips & Tricks
Choosing the Perfect Leather Seat Color for Your Car: Black vs. White

Okay, so you've decided to pimp your ride with some swanky leather seats – good choice! But now you're stuck on the color. Black? White? Decisions, decisions...This isn't a black

AutoExpert
Lady Gaga Rocks Car Part Dress at Chromatica Ball Premiere - Photo
Others
Lady Gaga Rocks Car Part Dress at Chromatica Ball Premiere

Lady Gaga never disappoints when it comes to red carpet entrances, and for the premiere of her new concert film "Chromatica Ball," she went full-on gearhead glam. Yes, you read that right &n

AutoExpert
Automotive Nightmares: Share Your Worst Car Horror Stories! - Photo
Others
Automotive Nightmares: Share Your Worst Car Horror Stories!

We've all seen them, those cars that look like they were assembled by squirrels with wrenches. We're talking massive panel gaps that would make a Fiat Multipla blush, interiors that rattle lik

AutoExpert
How to Choose the Perfect Car: Your Essential Guide to Matching Life with the Right Ride - Photo
Tips & Tricks
How to Choose the Perfect Car: Your Essential Guide to Matching Life with the Right Ride

Imagine you're standing in a showroom packed with shiny new rides, each one promising the world. But how do you know which one actually fits your life? That's where this guide comes in, your f

AutoExpert
Ten-Time Champion: Meet The Land Cruiser 10th Victory Edition - Photo
Car News
Ten-Time Champion: Meet The Land Cruiser 10th Victory Edition

To commemorate their tenth straight Dakar Rally victory, Toyota unveiled a limited-edition Land Cruiser J300 in the UAE. The Land Cruiser 10th Victory Edition boasts dark highlights, 18-inch alloy whe

AutoExpert
A Tribute To Legends: Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Honors Type 55 - Photo
Car News
A Tribute To Legends: Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Honors Type 55

This special Chiron Super Sport we have here is an homage to the legendary Type 55 Super Sport. In homage to the original Super Sport, this "55 1 of 1" custom vehicle showcases Jean Bugatti&

AutoExpert
2026 FlexEVan Unveiled, U1st Vision Concept Revolutionizes Mobile Services - Photo
Others
2026 FlexEVan Unveiled, U1st Vision Concept Revolutionizes Mobile Services

A consortium of businesses known as the Software République introduces You First Vision, also known as U1st Vision. This "technology demonstrator," which claims to "hail a new er

AutoExpert
A Whiff Of Racing: Nissan's 'Smell My Dust' Combines Tire And Cherry Blossom Scents - Photo
Others
A Whiff Of Racing: Nissan's 'Smell My Dust' Combines Tire And Cherry Blossom Scents

The new Nissan perfume has a hybrid scent that combines the scents of tires and cherry blossoms—a nod to Japan's international fame for the flower. "Smell My Dust" is the name of t

AutoExpert
New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Brings More Power, More Style - Photo
Car News
New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Brings More Power, More Style

On May 31, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport will make its formal appearance. Here's another teaser from WV, adding to the collection that has been building up to this point.Aside from a r

AutoExpert