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Karma Automotive, Blue World Technologies to test fuel cell propulsion system for future vehicles

Karma Automotive, Blue World Technologies to test fuel cell propulsion system for future vehicles

Blue World Technology’s fuel cell system will be integrated with Karma Automotive’s electric vehicle architecture and piloted in GS-6 development vehicles, the companies have confirmed.

Announced today (2nd Feb), the project will evaluate the viability of a fuel cell system to provide primary propulsion power for a variety of future passenger and light commercial vehicles.

Testing and validation will take place in the US and Denmark over the next few months.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Lance Zhou, Karma’s CEO, said, “We are investing in these types of powertrain technologies now to prepare for an emission-free world by having various extended-range electrification solutions that include hydrogen, ethanol and methanol fuel cells as a propulsion system.”

“This collaboration brings together Blue World’s strength in fuel cell development and our vast expertise in engineering hybrid propulsion systems and integrating electric vehicle technologies.”

Mads Friis Jensen, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder of Blue World Technologies, added, “We are very excited about the collaboration with Karma and see great potential in combining their expertise within hybridisation and powertrain solutions with our flexible fuel cell concept that is suitable for both engine bay or skateboard platform integration.”


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