Bosch has teamed up with Qingling Motors to form a new joint venture with an ambitious goal to provide all Chinese vehicle manufacturers with fuel cell systems.
Called Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems (Chongqing), the joint venture will pool the technology and market expertise of both partners and contribute to the development of the Chinese fuel cell market.
For the fuel cell production, Bosch will provide multiple components including the fuel cell stack, air compressor with power electronics, and control unit with sensors. Bosch will mainly supply these from its plant in Wuxi.
It is expected that small-scale production will start there this year, with a test fleet of 70 Qingling trucks equipped with Bosch’s Fuel Cell Power Module also hitting roads.
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