Loop Energy supplies fuel cells for M&I hydrogen city buses
Loop Energy has announced a deal with the Slovakian bus maker Mobility & Innovation (M&I). The company has ordered another ten fuel cell systems to keep up with demand for its hydrogen city bus. For Loop Energy, this is the second scale-up with a manufacturer in the last few months.
For M&I, the company will help them increase the production of their 8-metre city bus and monitor operational performance. Previously, the two companies partnered to develop the prototype bus, complete field testing, and achieve EU homologation. The FCEV uses the S300 (30 kW) fuel cell system by Loop Energy.
“Mobility & Innovation has made tremendous inroads into the market over the last few months, and we are proud to be their fuel cell partner as they continue their journey,” said Loop Energy Chief Commercial Officer George Rubin.
“We now have the opportunity to deliver our hydrogen-electric city bus to some of Europe’s largest and most progressive markets for hydrogen-electric vehicles,” said Mobility & Innovation CEO János Onódi.
Other technical details or first customers remain undisclosed. The website (Slovakian only) suggests the 8-metre model among the modular range is the C68 E aka Medio. Passenger capacity is 65.
M&I’s progression, however, mirrors similar progress with Tevva Motors. Loop Energy finalised a multi-year fuel cell supply agreement worth over $12 million in April. The fuel cells will power Tevva’s 7.5-ton electric truck for a range of 500 kilometres. The fuel cell and battery on board each provide 250 kilometres.