Hexagon receives fuel cell system order from Solaris

Hexagon receives fuel cell system order from Solaris

Agility Fuel Solutions, a Hexagon Composites business, has received an order for twelve fuel systems for Solaris’ new hydrogen bus model, the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen.

Agility’s Twelve Type 4 hydrogen fuel cell systems will be delivered for the Solaris buses which have a driving range of up to 350km on a single fill.

“We are excited to continue our long partnership with Solaris adding hydrogen technology to the clean fuel portfolio,” said Eric Bippus, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Agility Fuel Solutions.

“During the last decade, Hexagon has delivered more than 1,000 CNG fuel systems to Solaris’ low-emission bus fleet, ensuring sustainable public transport to European citizens. This is an important step in the expansion in the European hydrogen bus market – a market representing a major opportunity from zero emission hydrogen public transport.”

The integration of the Agility Type 4 hydrogen fuel cell system allows Solaris to reduce the mass of the fuel system by approximately 20% compared to the previous model.

“The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen which has its world premiere in June this year, complements Solaris’ e-mobility offerings,” said Mateusz Figaszewski, Director of the E-Mobility Department at Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

“Hydrogen fuel cell and battery electricity technologies will complement each other perfectly and benefit from the technological progress of electric drivelines and their components.”

Delivery of the Agility hydrogen bus systems are scheduled for Q3 2020.

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