The core challenge for fuel cell development is finding the balance between power density, efficiency, costs, and durability. It sounds like trying to achieve the impossible, but in reality, it is a manageable task – with the right partner.
In the case of power density, for example, compact packaging for 200 kW is not an uncommon customer request for a 40-ton vehicle. The requirement often also includes a swift ramp-up and a quick leap from partial load to full load. This is where we are your leading technology provider for maximum power density and high durability. How are we able to do that? Because our expertise is based on 20 years’ experience in fuel cell development.
We provide you with tailored solutions for your requirements, based on our stack platform. Including engineering, simulation, and testing.
However specific your task may be: we always look beyond the fuel cells to analyze the application for which they are to be built, and the architecture in which they are to be integrated. This holistic approach allows us to achieve optimal technology solutions for you.
In the future, I will only buy zero-emission vehicles. In professional terms, I am also doing my bit for the energy revolution. And I am proud that we are driving this movement at AVL with the accumulated expertise from three business areas. We are developing the vehicles of the future here!
- Jürgen Rechberger, Vice President Fuel Cell, AVL