A hydrogen-powered ‘SuperBus’ will be developed as part of a new partnership with hydrogen mobility company HYZON Motors and industrial technology company WarpForge.
Under the collaboration, HYZON will incorporate its core hydrogen fuel cell technology with WarpForge’s composite material capabilities to deliver a new integrated bus shell that provides significant weight savings and ensures corresponding fuel savings.
The SuperBus aims to realise longer driving ranges, reduced manufacturing costs, improved safety features and emission-free driving.
Craig Knight, Co-Founder and CEO of HYZON Motors, commented, “We are excited to be collaborating with an innovator of WarpForge’s calibre and see this agreement as a first step in a long and fruitful partnership.”
“This collaboration with WarpForge will allow HYZON to take hydrogen mobility to the next level, as we build on our stated strategy of accelerating the energy transition by deploying commercial vehicles with zero emissions with zero compromises.”
Brian Maloney, Executive Chairman of WarpForge, added, “We’re pleased to have secured this agreement with this pioneering group in global zero emission mobility and look forward to developing this partnership as we collaborate on this exciting SuperBus vehicle.”
“WarpForge shares HYZON’s vision for scientific innovation and is excited to develop some of our IP portfolio further to extract value for our stakeholders, creating value for the global mobility market.”
Development of the prototype SuperBus will take place at WarpForge’s facilities in Perth, Western Australia and is expected to start in 2021.