In November 2019, eCap, as the leading provider of electric mobility solutions, began a partnership with Re-Fire Technology, the market leader in the field of fuel cell technologies. The aim of the cooperation is to bundle the technical and economic know-how of both partners for the joint development of cross-sector fuel cell projects.
The first milestone of this partnership was reached in May 2020 by the approval of the “Principle” by the international classification society DNV GL for a concept for the maritime use of re-fire fuel cells. The “Hydrogen Electric System” (H2ES) developed by eCap combines the proven Re-Fire fuel cell technology with the latest hydrogen and electrical components to form an innovative and environmentally friendly drive solution for shipping.
Re-Fire Technology is a leading provider of fuel cell systems and powertrain technology for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) headquartered in Shanghai, China. By the first quarter of 2020, Re-Fire had completed over 60 FCV prototypes for more than 40 different vehicle manufacturers. Currently, half of all fuel cell vehicles operated in China are equipped with re-fire systems with a mileage of more than 22 million kilometers.
As a Europe-wide service and sales partner for the fuel cell product line from Re-Fire Technology, eCap continues to work on future-oriented concepts for the use of climate-friendly fuel cells on land, on water and in the air beyond the H2ES project.