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New Commercial Vehicle Compatible Hydrogen Filling Station at Augsburg Freight Center Supplies Fuel for QUANTRON Trucks

By June 17, 2024 5   min read  (886 words)

June 17, 2024 |

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  • Tyczka Hydrogen GmbH opens a truck compatible hydrogen filling station in the heart of the freight & logistics center (GVZ) in Gersthofen near Augsburg
  • QUANTRON and Tyczka are working together in partnership to enable hydrogen-based transportation of people and goods
  • The GVZ Augsburg, a central transportation hub in southern Germany, is the home to QUANTRON AG and Tyczka’s newest H2 filling station

Quantron AG, specialist for sustainable passenger and freight transport, participated in the opening of a new hydrogen filling station at the Augsburg freight & logistics center (GVZ) on June 17, 2024. This pioneering project, realized by Tyczka Hydrogen GmbH, marks another significant step towards sustainable mobility and climate-friendly logistics.

The GVZ near Augsburg, located directly on vital road and rail links in southern Germany, is an important hub for freight transport. It offers companies ideal conditions for combining ecological responsibility and economic efficiency. This is the place where supply and demand converge spatially. With clear guiding principles and sustainable concepts, the GVZ Augsburg represents important industrial infrastructure for the region. QUANTRON AG has its headquarters in the GVZ – in the heart of the logistics center – where it develops climate-friendly commercial vehicles with battery electric (BEV) and fuel cell drive (FCEV).

The opening of the filling station for green hydrogen, not far from QUANTRON’s headquarters, was attended by Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger and represents a harmonious symbiosis between the two companies. The cooperation between Tyczka Hydrogen GmbH and Quantron AG began long before the opening, as they exchanged technical details and processes for refueling heavy commercial vehicles. While fuel cell cars fill up with relatively small quantities of H2 (5-6kg), a heavy QUANTRON truck can carry up to 54kg of hydrogen (at 700 bar). These significantly larger refueling quantities must be backed by reliable technology in order to guarantee a safe and seamless refueling process. Consequently, a QUANTRON truck was also the first heavy commercial vehicle to refuel at this hydrogen filling station.

The filling station offers green hydrogen at pressure levels of 350 and 700 bar, suitable for cars, trucks and buses. Green hydrogen is produced by electrolysis from water using renewable electricity. In its current stage, the station can provide around 500 kg of hydrogen per day, which can be enough to refuel 10-15 heavy commercial vehicles.

“The new hydrogen filling station is an important signal for the entire industry and a milestone for our joint efforts in sustainable mobility,” explains Thomas Zorn, Managing Director of Tyczka Hydrogen GmbH. “Our aim is to support the introduction and market ramp-up of climate-friendly commercial vehicles and increase the attractiveness of the GVZ Augsburg site for logistics companies.” Hydrogen is gaining momentum in mobility. Tyczka has recognized this potential and is an important partner for QUANTRON. “The cooperation with Tyczka is exemplary, because they understand the special requirements of a heavy truck when refueling with hydrogen. Together, we are laying the foundations for the switch to climate-friendly commercial vehicles in the Augsburg area,” says RenĂ© Wollmann, CTO of Quantron AG.

The new hydrogen filling station at GVZ Augsburg sends a strong signal for the transformation to emission-free drive technologies in Bavaria. Hydrogen technology is of crucial importance in the sustainable development of the GVZ Augsburg and is helping to establish the location as a leading hub for green logistics.

Together with strong partners such as Tyczka Hydrogen GmbH, Quantron AG will make the Augsburg region a pioneer of green mobility and show that economic success and ecological responsibility can go hand in hand.

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About Quantron AG

Quantron AG is a platform provider and specialist for sustainable transportation of people and goods; in particular for trucks, buses and vans with fully electric powertrains and H2 fuel cell technology. As a high-tech spinoff of the renowned Haller GmbH, the German company from Augsburg in Bavaria combines over 140 years of commercial vehicle experience with state-of-the-art e-mobility know-how and positions itself globally as a partner to existing OEMs.

With the Quantron-as-a-Service Ecosystem (QaaS), QUANTRON offers an overall concept that covers all facets of the mobility value chain: QUANTRON INSIDE includes a wide range of both new vehicles and conversions for existing and used vehicles from diesel to battery and hydrogen electric powertrains using the highly innovative QUANTRON INSIDE technology. QUANTRON CUSTOMER SOLUTIONS ensures digital and physical aftersales solutions with a Europe-wide network of service partners, as well as a service offering for maintenance, repair and spare parts, telematics and in-cloud solutions for remote diagnostics and fleet management. Customers receive individual solutions: rental, financing and leasing offers such as training courses and workshops at the QUANTRON Academy. In the future, QUANTRON ENERGY & POWER STATION will realize the production and distribution of green hydrogen and electricity as a platform. To this end, Quantron AG has joined forces with strong global partners. This Clean Transportation Alliance also forms an important building block for the supply of vehicles with the necessary green charging and H2 refueling infrastructure.

QUANTRON stands for the core values Reliable, Energetic, Brave. The team of experts at the innovation driver for e-mobility is making a significant contribution to sustainable, environmentally friendly passenger and freight transport. You can find more information at www.quantron.net 

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