Making its debut in February of 2020 the Lynx HySnow – The first snow vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells from Rotax has finally made it to the slopes.
The company recently announced that the hydrogen fuel cell powered snowmobile is now being used in the Hinterstoder Ski area and it even has its own refueling station.
We are pleased to finally see the Lynx HySnow in real operation on the slopes and thus to celebrate an important milestone in sustainable drive systems. However, the project is not only essential for alpine use. Our project is intended to promote the competitiveness of our state in the hydrogen sector and lay the foundation for future series production of fuel cell-based vehicles, ”said Wolfgang Rapberger.
Hydrogen as an opportunity for Austria as a research and business location
The HyCentA of the Graz University of Technology, one of the largest research facilities for hydrogen in Europe, played a key role as a project partner in the development of the green hydrogen ecosystem around the Lynx HySnow.
Alexander Trattner, managing director and scientific director of HyCentA Research GmbH, sees the future of mobility in this type of renewable energy: “The special thing about the HySnow project is that the proof of clean and safe hydrogen mobility is not only in the laboratory, but on a real scale is provided in alpine environmental conditions. For this purpose, the HySnow system uses its own renewable resources on site by means of photovoltaics and generates completely emission-free hydrogen through electrolysis of water.