Proton Motor and Schäfer Elektronik form joint venture for fuel cell-based charging stations

Proton Motor and Schäfer Elektronik form joint venture for fuel cell-based charging stations

Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH and Schäfer Elektronik GmbH have formed a new joint venture which will focus on the development, production and marketing of fuel cell-based charging stations.

Both companies’ industrial fuel cells will be integrated into a plug-and-play power unit which will provide in excess of one megawatt (MW) of power to supply electric vehicle charging stations.

“We are delighted to contribute to saving out planet from some of the effects of global warming; our technology will always endeavour to improve the world to live in,” said Limbrunner.

“We are pleased to cooperate with Schäfer Elekronik as a strong partner in Germany. Through its half a century of industry knowledge in the power supply sector, we will jointly realise tailor-made and future-oriented electromobility projects for our clients.

The joint venture, NEXUS-e GmbH, will run under management of Hansjürgen Schäfer, CEO at Schäfer Elektronik, and Manfred Limbrunner, Director of Sales & Marketing at Proton Motor.

In order to achieve a zero carbon footprint and avoid national grid overload, charging stations, much like what the joint venture will deploy, are highly likely to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells in order to supply the required electric load without undue stress on the electrical grid


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