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First images of new hydrogen van

First Hydrogen has released teaser images of its next generation zero emission van, the Generation II, produced in collaboration with EDAG Group.

Known for its development of concept cars and prototypes in the international automotive industry, EDAG was appointed by First Hydrogen in 2022 to develop design and styling for its zero-emission light commercial vehicle.

These first released images show the Generation II’s front and rear detail. The front view features a smart digital panel, which shows the configuration of daytime running lights (DRL) designed to give the van “a recognisable face and identity”.

The rear elevation reveals vertical taillights either side of the main cargo access point. First Hydrogen says the design follows function as it accommodates different types of doors including tailgates, barn doors and roller shutters.

Bernat Costa, design director at EDAG Spain, commented: “The pure design of the light panels complement the vehicle’s functional purpose, establishing a First Hydrogen design signature and illuminating the van to improve its visibility for other road users in city and urban landscapes.

“This is especially important for delivery and roadside assistance vehicles, which need to make regular stops. The clean aesthetic also reflects the vehicles’ zero emission status.

“We can’t wait to reveal more of the design as we progress on the project.”