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Loop Energy, METTEM-M to supply hydrogen powertrains for Russian commercial vehicles

Loop Energy, METTEM-M to supply hydrogen powertrains for Russian commercial vehicles

Loop Energy will develop hydrogen electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle OEMs across Russia through a new partnership with METTEM-M.

Under the agreement, METTEM will use Loop Energy’s eFlow powered fuel cell modules to develop and supply hydrogen subsystems, powertrains, and complete vehicle solutions for a variety of applications which includes buses, logistic vehicles and rail transport.

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One of the first projects, developing a hydrogen electric transit bus for GAZ Group, will utilise the new hydrogen powertrain to supply clean energy for the bus which is scheduled for commission in early 2022.

Jan Drewitz, CEO of METTEM, said, “Partnering with Loop was a natural next step for METTEM as we look to supply our OEM customers with mobility solutions that meet the growing demand in Russia and beyond for electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles over the next decade.

“With Loop’s innovative fuel cell modules and our extensive powertrain and vehicle integration expertise, we foresee hydrogen electric solutions, and the benefits of extended range, peak power performance, and fuel efficiency, becoming the gold standard in the commercial vehicle market.”

George Rubin, Chief Commercial Officer of Loop Energy, said, “Collaborating with METTEM is a key milestone for both the adoption of hydrogen electric solutions for commercial vehicles, as well as expanding Loop’s footprint in both Russian and greater European markets.

“METTEM’s market knowledge and technical expertise bring an invaluable contribution to this partnership.

“We are seeing a steady demand for clean energy alternatives across the globe and are eager to work with a leading player in the commercial vehicle industry to provide sustainable solutions.”

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