TECO2030 and AVL sign agreement for closer cooperation
This opportunity positions TECO Gigafactory in Narvik as strong contender for the upcoming upfitter market for trucks way before the promised market entry of the OEMs by 2030.
TECO2030 and AVL List GmbH have signed a collaboration agreement where TECO2030s fuel cell stacks will be deployed in AVLs DemoTruck, powered by the HyTruck Fuel Cell System.
The DemoTruck project is currently constructing a prototype class 8 / 40-ton truck with outstanding power density capabilities, which provides a perfect form factor to integrate over 300kW net fuel cell systems into standard truck chassis. The DemoTruck prototype will be on the road in mid-2023, powered by fuel cell stacks delivered by TECO2030.
HyTruck (in support of AVLs DemoTruck) is a project funded by the Austrian government and aims to develop, build, calibrate and validate a heavy-duty fuel cell system including its key technologies to meet the requirements of commercial vehicles regarding power, efficiency, reliability and lifetime. The project consortium consists of several competent partners such as AVL, DB Schenker, Hydrogen Europe, EI-JKU, EMT, EVN AG, FEN, FPT, HyCentA, PBX, Rosenbauer, Technical University Vienna, VKM, and WIVA.
The project will run for 36 months, with the fuel cell system concept available by the end of 2019. AVL will be performing the coordination of the project as well as technical concept development of the fuel cell powertrain, including cooling, operating strategy, packaging and fuel cell system development.