Plug Power Inc. has launched its 30-kilowatt (kW) hydrogen fuel cell engine, the newest commercial product from the ProGen site of products.
The ProGen 30kW engine provides a cost-effective solution to meet the needs of today’s electric vehicles use-case, including high utilisation, extended runtimes, reliable performance in harsh environments, rapid fuelling, and zero emissions.
Delivery of the first commercial orders of the product are scheduled in July (2019) for European and Asian on-road e-mobility applications.
The modular pre-engineered ProGen engines allow OEMs to rapidly convert commercial fleet vehicles to zero emission powertrains, reduce time to market, and benefit from the ProGen volume leverage in the overall market.
The complete 30kW ProGen engine solution contains the fuel cell stack, required balance of plant, dc/dc convertor, and cooling. Delivery vans and light/medium duty cargo box trucks are some of the leading applications for the 30kW ProGen hydrogen engine.
“At Plug Power, we’re continuing to lead the hydrogen industry by setting the agenda to further shape the way we power the e-mobility market. This product launch is just one example of the innovation that will come for us in 2019,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power.
“We’re excited to start shipping this higher capacity engine to our customers around the world, allowing them to efficiently power a range of vehicles and move to the reality of on-road applications powered by hydrogen,” Marsh continued.
Named to Fast Company’s 2019 ‘Most Innovative Companies’ list, Plug Power leads the hydrogen fuel cell revolution. With over 20 years developing the technology, the company to date has devlivered over 25,000 fuel cells to the market with more than 180 million hours of fleet operation, as well as 17 million hydrogen refuels.
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