First Hydrogen has today published new images outlining the vision for its next generation vehicle. The automotive and green energy developer is working in collaboration with global mobility engineers, EDAG Group, to create concepts for its second generation of zero emission light commercial vehicles (LCV). 
The latest images present the van in silhouette, revealing the clean, aerodynamic design. The visuals show First Hydrogen’s signature daytime running lights and vertical tail lights, which ensure visibility in urban landscapes and provide the vehicle with a recognisable identity. The scalable design has been optimised for flexible-use large panel vans suited to fleets operating in the delivery, roadside assistance, grocery, construction & utilities and healthcare sectors. 
 
The Generation II concepts have been developed following the early success of First Hydrogen’s Generation I fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), which are currently undergoing mileage accumulation and testing. The Company’s two Generation I vans were launched in 2022 as technical proof of concept and are attracting interest from major fleet operators. Members of the UK Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium (AHFC), including national supermarket brands, roadside assistance providers, utility companies and parcel delivery operators, are undertaking operational trials this year. 
 
The global light commercial vehicle market is projected to reach USD 751.86 billion by 2030, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.1% during the forecast period (2022-2030). As well as advances and investment in energy and automotive development from entrepreneurial forward-looking businesses such as First Hydrogen, growth will be fuelled by zero emission targets, government incentive schemes and infrastructure investment. First Hydrogen is targeting the commercial van market and LCV sector to support fleet transition to zero emission transport. 
 
Steve Gill, CEO of Automotive for First Hydrogen, says: “We are looking to create a recognisable, functional, and future-forward vehicle suited to commercial operation. These images present our vision of First Hydrogen’s next generation of zero emission vehicles and show our future customers and investors where our brand is heading. The sleek lines and clean silhouette are practical for fleet use and the design cleverly incorporates our recognisable First Hydrogen branding, reflecting our ambitions to lead the LCV market in zero emission.” 
 
Bernat Costa, Design Director at EDAG Spain, comments: “Clean energy is at the heart of First Hydrogen’s ethos, which has inspired the pure and aerodynamic form for the Generation II vehicle series. These concept designs reveal our intentions to develop a vehicle that is functional and flexible. The illuminated silhouette reveals a modern aesthetic that will have longevity in the commercial automotive market.” 
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