Faurecia-Michelin hydrogen joint venture Symbio is fitting the first 100 vehicles of PSA Group’s hydrogen trade fleet with its hydrogen systems.
The Faurecia-Michelin hydrogen joint venture has also secured its position as the forerunner in hydrogen cell systems for light commercial vehicles in Europe, which is the biggest market for hydrogen transport.
PSA Group will launch a fleet of hydrogen vehicles for trade customers in 2021. The first 100 of these vehicles (Peugeot Expert, Citroën Jumpy and Vauxhall Vivaro) will be fitted with Symbio’s StackPacks®.
“This is not about having yet another demo fleet. Our respective teams are working together, always trying to find technical solutions that help us roll out hydrogen cell technology more widely across the PSA Group,” explained Philippe Rosier, CEO of Symbio.
Symbio’s StackPack was adapted to meet the PSA Group’s requirements.
“On this burgeoning market where volumes per segment are still low, hydrogen cell system developers need both to standardise their products to reduce costs and be able to customise them to meet their customers’ needs,” Rosier said.
“Owing to the skills it has accrued in integrating their equipment, Symbio has shown it is able to bring together these two requirements in their work on the PSA project.”