After watching the fireside chat on 08.31 where Volvo’s Peter Voorhoeve talked about Volvo’s desire to dip a toe into the BEV (battery electric vehicle) pool, and maybe part of a toe into the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) pool, Fuel Cells Works hit the trade show floor where FCEVs and the various components of FCEVs were on full display.
We spent some time with Gedeon Desroches at the Nuvera booth, where Nuvera had its E45 fuel cell stack on display.
Gedeon mentioned that Nuvera has teams in Asia, North America, and Europe in order to help customers with technical challenges. He also focused on Nuvera’s emphasis on its client customization in integrating its fuel cells into medium and heavy-duty vehicles. While some technical challenges remain, like the lowest start temperature for its fuel cell stack, it was clear that Nuvera has been hard at work creating an efficient fuel cell.
Next, we went and visited with Shane Bingham at Bennett where it had a hydrogen fueling pump on display.
Not only is the pump a major step in the right direction where ease of use is concerned, but it also makes the transition to hydrogen fuel cells easier for end consumers by being very similar looking to gasoline pumps. As any FCEV owner will tell you, where hydrogen pumps are concerned there is major room for improvement. However, with Bennett continuing operating in the hydrogen space we can look forward to a more normal fueling experience for our favorite FCEVs. Shane also noted that Bennett has seen a continuous uptick in orders for hydrogen fuel cell pumps, so with some luck an improved hydrogen fueling experience may be coming soon to a pump near you!
Jesse Lyon, Contributor
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