PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order for a MS-100 fuel cell system from the university RTWH Aachen for installation and tests in a medium-duty truck.
The system will be used within the LiVe Project which aims at developing a cost-efficient electric drive-train solution for medium-duty distribution trucks. The LiVe Project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety.
The system, which is expected to be delivered during the fourth quarter 2019, will be installed in an 18 ton distribution truck to evaluate the use of fuel cell technology in distribution trucks. RTWH Aachen is situated at the heart of the German automotive cluster and has a close cooperation with the German automotive industry within a number of areas. The LiVe Project has previously delivered a prototype for a medium-duty battery electric distribution truck.
“The German Government and the German automotive industry are making a broad effort to evaluate opportunities within electrification using fuel cells and hydrogen”, Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell said. “In addition to this project, the German Government also funds the industrial project Autostack Industrie where PowerCell together with BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen has the responsibility to develop and commercialize a fuel cell stack for the German automotive industry.”
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