PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order for a MS-100 fuel cell system from RWTH Aachen University for installation and tests in a medium-duty truck.
The system will be used within the LiVe Project, a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety, which is working to develop a cost-efficient electric drive-train solution of medium-duty distribution trucks.
The MS-100 will be installed in an 18tonne distribution truck to evaluate the use of fuel cell technology in distribution trucks.
“The German Government and the German automotive industry are making a broad effort to evaluate opportunities within electrification using fuel cells and hydrogen,” said Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell.
“In addition to this project, the German Government also funds the industrial project Autostack Industrie where PowerCell together with BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen has the responsibility to develop and commercialise a fuel cell stack for the German automotive industry.”
The system is expected to be delivered during Q4 (2019).