As announced by Stellantis in its press conference of 31 March 2021, Stellantis and Faurecia have collaborated to equip its new zero-emission ranges of light commercial vehicles with hydrogen storage systems, as well as fuel cell stacks through Symbio, Faurecia’s joint venture with Michelin.
Faurecia will develop, supply and assemble hydrogen storage systems from its global center of expertise in Bavans, France. With three high-pressure homologated tanks at 700 bars and carrying a total of 120 liters of hydrogen per vehicle, Stellantis’ light commercial vehicles will have a zero-emission range of more than 400 kilometers.
Drawing on 10 years’ experience, Symbio has developed for Stellantis a compact, low-weight fuel cell system delivering 45kW gross power. These systems will be produced in France at Symbio’s Venissieux facility and, from 2023, in its new St Fons site.
Faurecia has worked with Stellantis to optimize the system’s design as well as its integration to offer the best-in-class weight/performance ratio on the market.
Mastering 75% of the fuel cell value chain, Faurecia is well placed to support growing demand for zero emissions hydrogen mobility solutions globally.