EKPO to present three new FC stacks in Munich
EKPO Fuel Cell, the joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium, is shining the spotlight on various next-generation fuel cell stack platforms at next week’s IAA Mobility. They are said to feature an improved design and higher performance.
Major order for EKPO Fuel Cell
EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, the fuel cell joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium, has been awarded a series production contract with a planned total volume in the high double-digit million euro range.
ElringKlinger & Plastic Omnium launch FC joint venture
ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium are joining forces in fuel cell technology to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility. To achieve this goal, the two companies will establish the EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies joint venture for the development, large-scale production and marketing of fuel cell stacks.
Plastic Omnium, Solar Voyager, MIT, H2 alliance.
Lighter tanks for hybrids: Plastic Omnium presented a new tank for plug-in hybrids that weights 40 percent less than current metal tanks. It will first be used for hybrids from Hyundai from late 2016 and three other manufacturers from 2018.
Another solar-powered journey: U.S. engineers have developed a ship that is solely powered by the sun and can drive without a crew. The Solar Voyager is set to cross the Atlantic from Massachusetts to Portugal; a journey that will take about four months. As reported yesterday, the Solar Impulse 2 is getting ready for that same leg of its journey.
All eyes on the driver: The MIT will pay Tesla owners living in or near Boston up to 1,000 dollars if they fit their EVs with cameras to keep an eye on the driver’s behaviour. The research project aims to further develop safety features and could expand to other cities at a later date.
H2 alliance: Plug Power and HyGear are partnering to supply the former’s customer’s with the latter’s Hy.GEN technology. The small scale, on-site fuel cell system will be offered as an option under Plug Power’s GenFuel platform.