Puchheim– The German fuel cell specialist Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH from Puchheim near Munich and the Plzeň-based (Czech Republic) engineering company Škoda Electric a.s signed a letter of intent on 15th of March 2019 with the objective of entering into a cooperation to develop, sell and service fuel cell electric buses using the modular HyRange® systems of Proton Motor.
It’s in-house developed and produced hydrogen-based HyRange® extender for electric commercial vehicles, municipal vehicles and buses is ideal for applications where existing battery capacity is insufficient for the intended operation.
“We are pleased to have entered into the collaboration with Škoda Electric a.s., which further confirms the requirement and demand for Proton`s HyRange® applications”, said Dr. Faiz Nahab, CEO of Proton Motor – a 100 percent subsidiary of Proton Power Systems PLC –, referring to the LOI. The first prototype buses shall be brought into operation for European bus operators with an initial target of at least ten vehicles by the first quarter of 2020.
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH (www.proton-motor.de):
Proton Motor is an expert in Power Solutions using Cleantech technologies like industrial fuel cells, fuel cell and hybrid systems with more than 20 years of experience. Based in Puchheim near Munich, Proton Motor offers complete fuel cell and hybrid systems from a single source – from the development and production through to the implementation of customized solutions. The focus of Proton Motor is on back-to-base, for example in automotive, maritime and stationary solutions applications. The product portfolio consists of base-fuel cell systems, standard complete systems, as well as customized systems. Proton Motor serves customers in IT, Telecoms, public infrastructure and healthcare sectors in Germany, Europe and Middle East with power supply solutions for DC and AC power demand. In addition to power supply, SPower also offers solutions for Solar Systems as well as a new product line for Solar Energy Storage.
Proton Motor Fuel Cells GmbH under management of CEO Dr. Faiz Nahab is wholly owned subsidiary of Proton Power Systems PLC (www.protonpowersystems.com) from Newcastle upon Tyne. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2006 (code: PPS).
Škoda Electric a.s. (www.skoda.cz):
Škoda Electric a.s. is a leading global manufacturer of electric drives and traction motors for trolleybuses, tramways, locomotives, suburban and underground train units and mining vehicles. It has maintained its traditions as the Škoda producer of electrically engineered transportation in Plzeň, Czech Republic, which first commenced in 1901.