28.11.2007: Meldung: Hydrogenics Receives US$1.7 Million Order
Hydrogenics" Germany-based team will integrate a standard HyPM® fuel cell power module as part of a hybrid power system into a Tecnobus Gulliver all-electric Midibus power-train. This order for three Midibuses, achieved through a public tender, follows the success of delivering three earlier Midibuses on the same OEM platform to Dusseldorf and Rome.
"We remain very focused on developing products for our target commercial markets, specifically backup power and materials handling," commented Daryl Wilson, Hydrogenics President and Chief Executive Officer. "At the same time, we continue to ensure that we capture opportunities with today"s active bus demonstration and deployment market. As such, our standard HyPM-HD power module has proven itself to be very suited for hybrid configurations on an electric shuttle bus platform. As with our core markets, our bus market strategy involves transitioning our integration expertise to an original equipment manufacturer, in this case a bus manufacturer."
Fuel cell hybrid shuttle buses are ideal for a range of niche transit applications where battery power on its own exhibits certain deficiencies, primarily related to duration of charge. The hybrid design will allow the Midibus to travel up to 200 km on one filling of hydrogen, compared with only 60 to 80 km if powered by lead-acid batteries alone. Depending on the average running load of the bus and the fuel cell power output required, hybrid fuel cell systems are also more cost-effective than power-trains that are powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells.
Hydrogenics Corporation (www.hydrogenics.com) is a globally recognized developer and provider of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products and services, serving the growing industrial and clean energy markets of today and tomorrow. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Hydrogenics has operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
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