TECO 2030 have signed an LOI with AVL on behalf of an undisclosed truck customer to deliver fuel cell stacks to 30 trucks based on the AVL HyTruck platform, with delivery to start end of next year.
This letter of intent (LOI) summarises the prospect of discussions between TECO 2030 and AVL concerning the delivery of 120 fuel cell stacks. AVL has received a request for quotation (RFQ) from a customer for the delivery of 60 automotive fuel cell systems based on the 100kW TECO2030 fuel cell stacks.
This customer project aims to equip 30 HD trucks with fuel cell systems based on the AVL HyTruck platform. Each of these systems would require 2x100kW stacks, which sums up to in total 120 individual stacks (total of 12mW).
AVL is already working on a formal request (RFI/RFQ) for the potential sub-supply of respective TECO2030 fuel cell stacks, such RFI/RFQ to be issued by AVL to TECO2030 within the next 2-3 weeks. Based on that, AVL plans to enter into detailed discussions with TECO2030 regarding the scope of delivery, all technical details, commercial terms, and terms & conditions.
Tore Enger, Group CEO TECO 2030 ASA, said, “This will have a huge positive impact on our production start, earlier than anticipated, and we are confident that this will mark the start of a worldwide green transition towards a sustainable hydrogen fuel cell future.”
Juergen Rechberger, Vice President Hydrogen & Fuel Cell, AVL List GmbH, said, “With this project, we want to support one of our customers in bringing vehicles early to the market with a performance and drivability not seen before with fuel cells.”