Loop Energy supplies fuel cells for M&I’s hydrogen city buses

Loop Energy has announced an agreement with Slovak bus manufacturer Mobility & Innovation (M&I). The company has ordered ten more fuel cell systems to meet demand for its hydrogen city bus. For Loop Energy, this is the second scale-up with an industrial company in recent months.

For M&I, the company will help them increase production of their 8-meter city bus and monitor operational performance. Previously, the two companies teamed up to develop the prototype bus, carry out field tests and obtain European type approval. The FCEV uses Loop Energy’s S300 (30kW) fuel cell system.

“Mobility & Innovation has made tremendous inroads into the market over the past few months, and we are proud to be their fuel cell partner as they continue their journey,” said George Rubin, chief commercial officer of Loop Energy.

“We now have the opportunity to deliver our hydrogen electric city bus to some of Europe’s largest and most progressive markets for hydrogen electric vehicles,” said Mobility & Innovation CEO János Onódi.

Further technical or early customer details remain undisclosed. The website (Slovak only) suggests that the 8 meter model among the modular range is the C68 E aka Medio. Passenger capacity is 65.

M&I’s progress, however, mirrors similar progress with Tevva Motors. Loop Energy finalized a multi-year fuel cell supply agreement worth more than $12 million in April. The fuel cells will power Tevva’s 7.5 tonne electric truck for a range of 500 kilometres. The fuel cell and the battery on board each ensure 250 kilometres.

loopenergy.com, mobility-innovation.sk (specc)