Hydrogen mobility and clean energy company Hyzon Motors will collaborate with Australian industrial technology company WarpForge for the development of a ‘SuperBus’.
Both have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow Hyzon to incorporate its core hydrogen fuel cell technology with WarpForge’s innovative composite material capabilities to deliver a new integrated bus shell that provides significant weight savings and ensures corresponding fuel savings.
The SuperBus aims to realise longer driving ranges, reduced manufacturing costs, improved safety features and emission-free driving.
Development of a prototype SuperBus is expected to start in 2021 at WarpForge’s facilities in Perth, Western Australia.
Combining world-class fuel cell technology with leading-edge composite technology positions Hyzon and WarpForge to disrupt many heavy mobility applications in coming years as heavy vehicle and equipment operators seek the optimum approach to decarbonising.
The global heavy transport and equipment sector is fast becoming a key target for the implementation of clean energy alternatives.
“This collaboration with WarpForge will allow Hyzon to take hydrogen mobility to the next level, as we build on our stated strategy of accelerating the energy transition by deploying commercial vehicles with zero emissions with zero compromises,” Hyzon Motors co-founder and chief executive Craig Knight says.
WarpForge executive chairman Brian Maloney says his company looks forward to developing the partnership as they collaborate on the exciting SuperBus vehicle.
“WarpForge shares Hyzon’s vision for scientific innovation and is excited to develop some of our IP portfolio further to extract value for our stakeholders, creating value for the global mobility market.”
Hyzon Motors is a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, including heavy duty trucks, buses and coaches, and was established as a spin-off from Singapore-headquartered Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.
Earlier this year, Hyzon expanded operations by opening its new US headquarters and Engineering Centre at the former General Motors fuel cell facility in Honeoye Falls, New York.
Hyzon also launched its European manufacturing plant in the Dutch city of Groningen with JV partner Holthausen Clean Technology.
With production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Hyzon expects to deliver several thousand fuel cell trucks and buses during the next three years.
By the end of 2025, Hyzon’s expected turn-key capacity will be more than 40,000 FCEVs annually.