German auto supplier Mahle is set to investigate new fuel cells and zero-emission engines at its new €2m ($2.4m) test centre in Stuttgart, Germany, dedicated to hydrogen research.
The test centre’s activities will focus on developing drive systems and components for heavy-duty commercial vehicles with Mahle believing that hydrogen in fuel cells and combustion engines is an important contribution to sustainable transportation.
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The new facility will enable the Hydrogen Council member to test components for fuel cells and close to zero-emissions engines running on hydrogen in order to develop economical and robust system solutions for the automotive industry.
Dr. Martin Berger, Vice-President Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering at Mahle, said, “Our new hydrogen test centre is an important step and another example of a successful transformation project by Mahle.”
Mahle traditionally has strong expertise in the areas of air management, filtration, thermal management, and power electronics with around 100 employees working on hydrogen-related projects at the technology group’s location in Stuttgart.