Glickenhaus Announces Zero-Emissions Truck With 1,200-Mile Range

Is hydrogen power the future?

Hydrogen truck
Is this the hydrogen-powered truck of the future?
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

Never underestimate the power of a good vehicular rivalry. That, at least, seems to be one of the guiding principles of the cutting-edge automaker Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. A few months ago, the firm’s founder, James Glickenhaus, pushed back against Elon Musk’s disdain for hydrogen fuel cells. Now, Glickenhaus has another high-profile target in the electric vehicle space in his sights — and once again, his answer to a pressing question on electric vehicles involves hydrogen.

At Autoblog, Ronan Glon reports that Glickenhaus took to Facebook to announce that the automaker is developing a hydrogen-powered pickup — essentially, an alternative to the Ford F-150 Lightning. Glon notes that Glickenhaus revealed two different pickup models in his post. “One is a two-door model with a full-size bed and about 600 miles of driving range; the other has four doors, a smaller cargo box, and a 1,200-mile range,” he writes.

The Facebook post from Glickenhaus is worth a look, as he goes into more detail about his company’s plans for the electric pickup space. “Our goal is a full sized bed for our 2DR with a 600 mile range and a 1200 mile range for our 4DR with a shorter bed,” he wrote.

Glickenhaus went on to address why he believes hydrogen cells are superior. “We will introduce a re-fueling solution, which you’ll need a lot less often, that will be simple and easily available worldwide 24/7/365,” he wrote. “This is especially important for fleets, contractors, first responders and utility companies who want zero emission vehicles that can quickly be refueled anywhere, as a vehicle half charged plugged into a wall at two in the morning can’t help you when you have to rush out and repair essential infrastructure.”

In his post, Glickenhaus cited SCG’s past performance against Ford vehicles as a sign of the quality of their engineering. However, a lot hinges on the “re-fueling solution” he alluded to — having a high-performance, fuel-efficient and zero-emissions vehicle is a fine thing, but if the infrastructure to support it isn’t there, it’s not going to go far.

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