Fuel Cell Vehicle System Components

The objective of the project is the research on of low-cost components for fuel cell (FC-) systems and electric drive systems which can be used in future hybridised FC-vehicles (medium term objective) and ICE vehicles.

a European commission
funded project coordinated
by Daimler AG

Project partners - OEMs

Volvo (Sweden)

visit websiteCommercial vehicles including trucks, buses, off-road vehicles, as well as marine and aerospace engines are the type of products that is manufactured by the different companies within the Volvo Group. The market presence is global. Volvo and other transport vehicle manufacturers face several key challenges moving into the next century, including the environment and traffic safety. The most important are emissions of greenhouse gases, projected higher traffic injuries, crowding and noise as well as health problems in urban areas caused by poor air quality. Volvo’s core values - safety, quality and concern for the environment – are cornerstones in Volvo’s desire to develop products and services that can meet these challenges.
Volvo Technology Corporation (VTEC) is exploiting the Volvo Group synergy opportunities in a number of development areas of large importance to Volvo's different business branches. Complex human, telematics, electronic, mechanical and chemical functions, processes and structures are integrated into Volvo's vehicles under high demands on cost effectiveness, safety, reliability and environmental care. It takes place at the front edge of science and technology and made possible by the large volume of research and development in the vehicle industry. Number of employees at VTEC is approx. 400.

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