Proton Motor has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based Electra Commercial Vehicles to develop the zero-emission fuel cell truck market in the UK.
Under the terms of the MoU, revealed today (June 29), Electra will act as a system integrator to implement Proton Motor’s fuel cell systems into its existing electric truck portfolio.
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Proton Motor will provide engineering support and training to Electra during development and qualification of its fuel cell trucks whilst both will also develop a prototype vehicle for serial testing.
Additionally, Electra will also place an initial order for five Proton Motor fuel cell systems; both have agreed to carry out sales and marketing activities jointly in the UK.
With demand for zero-emission trucks in the UK rapidly increasing, Electra is planning to expand its production capacity in the next 12 months.
Dr. Faiz Nahab, CEO of Proton Motor, commented: “We are delighted to have signed this Memorandum of Understanding with Electra, which is the leading manufacturer of all electric trucks in the UK.
“This will have the potential to further expand Proton Motor’s extended reach within the mobility sector and secure a leading position in the UK market.”
Sid Sadique, Chairman of Electra Commercial Vehicles, said, “We have been assessing fuel cell systems from a number of suppliers and are very pleased to have signed the memorandum of understanding with Proton Motor.
“The system and engineering support from Proton Motor will allow Electra to expedite the development of its new range of fuel cell – battery electric trucks that will help meet the increasing demand for zero-emission trucks in the UK.”
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