PowerCell has received an order from China fuel cell energy company, CFC, priced at SEK 3.8m (€3.6).

The order for PowerCell S2 stacks will be used by a bus manufacturer in Northern China for beta tests in a number of buses.

CFC received several PowerCell S2 fuel cell stacks as well as the fuel cell system PS-5 for alpha tests back in 2017. After successful testing, CFC have placed the follow-on order for joint beta tests with one of its end-customers, a bus manufacturer in Northern China.

“China has realised that fuel cells and hydrogen is the only commercially viable alternative for an electrification of heavy-duty vehicles like trucks and buses,” said Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell.

“When a gigantic market like the Chinese leads the way, it has a very positive impact on the overall roll-out and development of the fuel cell technology,” Wassén continued.

PowerCell S2 is a versatile fuel cell stack designed for vehicle applications, with an effect of 1-35kW. The stack can be configurated for series connection for higher outputs. S2 can run on reformed hydrogen and has high resilience to elevated levels of contamination in hydrogen.

The stacks will be delivered in the second quarter of 2019.

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