Along with this slogan, the Dutch hydrogen centre Holthausen presented the world’s first hydrogen electric streetsweeper. It concerns a vehicle that was originally driven by a combustion engine, and is now rebuild into and emission free and silent hydrogen electric vehicle.
“Because of the limited space in the vehicle, it was quite a puzzle”, says Carl Holthausen. “We had to travel around the world to get all the right parts: Japan, China and Germany, to name a few, but eventually we managed to complete the puzzle.”
The hydrogen electric vehicle is emission free but also produces significantly less noise than its predecessors. Holthause: The former models produced 120 decibel, whereas our vehicle produces only 60 decibel. After another few improvements, we expect to reduce this to 40 decibel.”