Faurecia and Renault are to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen light commercial vehicles.
Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will supply hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercial vehicles.
The systems will be developed and produced at Faurecia’s global centre of expertise in Bavans, France. As volumes, increase production will be extended to a new plant dedicated to hydrogen storage systems, which Faurecia is building in Allenjoie, France.
“This partnership is an important illustration of our common vision for expanding the use of hydrogen as a cornerstone of the energy transition and as a perfect solution for zero-emissions mobility,” said Faurecia Clean Mobility EVP, Mathias Miedreich.
“Fuel cell electric vehicle technology is set to become significant in the powertrain mix by 2030, and as such, Faurecia is dedicating important resources to accelerate its deployment.”
For his part, EVP Engineering Groupe Renault, Gilles le Borgne, added: “This collaboration on hydrogen storage systems is embedded in our strategy to offer market-ready H2 solutions for light commercial vehicles and target over 30% share of this fast-growing market in Europe.
“It supports the ambition shared with our partner Plug Power to build a unique end-to-end green hydrogen and fuel cell value chain and new value-generating activities in France.”