Symbio F Cell announced the launch of first five Renault Kangoo ZE Light commercial vehicles (LCVs) powered by its hydrogen Fuel Cell Range-Extender.
The deployment is part of a full fleet project managed by the Conseil Général de la Manche which proposes to deploy 40 such additional vehicles.
The project aims to display the efficiency of hydrogen powered electric vehicles and the competence provided by Symbio F Cell’s hydrogen fuel cell Range-Extender.
In addition, the project objects to pioneer the green hydrogen production and distribution in France.
La Manche is one of the first departments in France to own a hydrogen filling station, with five plug-in hybrid battery fuel cell light vehicles.
Moreover, the firm specializes in low-carbon electricity production, based on marine renewable energies like hydrokinetic and offshore wind as well as nuclear.
The PEM Fuel Cell systems that offer the hydrogen to electricity conversion technology provide mobility solutions to Symbio FCell vehicles, powering from 5 kW to 300 kW under zero emission conditions.
When the battery charge goes down beyond a certain level, this particular technology lets the vehicle to be refueled with 1.8kg of hydrogen. Around 1kg of fuel is sufficient to cover a distance of over 100km.
Thus the technology allows the range-extender to double its daily range of battery powered vehicles, enhancing the competitive trend in the automotive markets.
These solutions when integrated into a large panel of applications are appropriate for road vehicles and fluvial boats.
The Range-Extender increases driving range and availability of EVs for commercial usage, while reducing the investment in battery recharging infrastructure for large fleet.
Two months ago, Symbio F Cell showcased its hydrogen fuel cell solutions at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Chengdu, China
Symbio F Cell presented an advanced solution to substitute the deployment of sustainable mobility electric mobility due to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.