ELO Mobility (a German mobility startup) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems IVI are jointly working on a new generation of hydrogen-powered city-bus technology.
The company will use a module-based construction approach and the use of sensors and actuators in the planned two bus types- the 12-meter and 18-meter articulated bus versions.
ELO Mobility specialises in developing high-performance city buses with innovative, electric drives based on intelligent energy management systems. These new types of Go4City buses will use substantially less hydrogen, resulting in low operating costs. These buses are expected to be produced by 2022.
An important innovation of the Go4City project is the use of exchangeable and re-processable fuel cells, accompanied by a significant cost reduction. The Netherlands’s HyMove B.V., a partner in Go4City project, has been operating buses with innovative and reliable fuel cells for over five years will contribute its experience to the development of the project.
The Go4City project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The official project sponsor is Forschungszentrum Jülich and coordinated by the National Organisation of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology NOW GmbH.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems IVI is a German based institute. It works around transport-related research ranging from vehicle and propulsion systems to intelligent transport systems. It has more than 20 years of experience in this field and specialises in developing solutions for intelligent planning, coordination and the control of mobility systems.