H2X has partnered with KTM Technologies to develop an innovative, lightweight and inexpensive vehicle chassis.
KTM Technologies will work with the H2X team to design and develop their vehicle chassis and construction programs. H2X recently announced it would build its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Gippsland, Victoria.
The agreement will see KTM Technologies focuses on developing composite and advanced technologies around e-mobility for an origami chassis platform, which H2X will use to develop and produce their vehicles in a radically new cost and resource-efficient way.
The chassis will use sheet metal folding and welding technologies for light trucks, vans and pick-up vehicles. The advantages of an origami chassis are that it is much easier to produce and maintain and way more flexible for variants than a conventional chassis.
KTM Technologies will investigate conceptual solutions for the origami chassis and evaluate the best-suited platform for H2X’s ground-breaking fleet of vehicles. It will analyse the best performing chassis and cabin structure layout, using FEM simulations to optimise the architecture.
Further on from this development, KTM Technologies and H2X are working together on several other projects, including a Motorsport Venture around Hydrogen which will be announced in the coming months.
H2X’s CEO, Brendan Norman, said, “Our partnership with KTM Technologies is a major milestone in establishing ourselves as a global premium hydrogen vehicle manufacturer.”
Peter Martin, CEO of KTM Technologies, commented, “Related to their Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid approach we see a great opportunity coming in sustainable mobility that we are very excited to play a part in.”
H2X is an Australian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle manufacturer. KTM AG is an Austrian motorcycle and sports car manufacturer controlled by Pierer Mobility AG, a company listed in Zurich and Vienna. It is the parent company of the KTM Group, consisting of the motorcycle brands KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas.