Groupe Renault and automotive technology company Faurecia will collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen light commercial vehicles.
Under the agreement, Faurecia will begin to supply hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercial vehicles at the tail end of 2021.
Mathias Miedreich, Executive Vice President of Faurecia Clean Mobility, said these systems will initially be developed and produced at the company’s global centre of expertise in Bavans, France, before production is extended to a new plant dedicated to hydrogen storage systems that 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,” he continued.
“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.”
Gilles le Borgne, Executive Vice-President Engineering Groupe Renault, stated: “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.”