Hyzon and Ricardo to deliver hydrogen fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles

Hyzon and Ricardo to deliver hydrogen fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles
07 December 2021
Hyzon Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

Ricardo (LSE: RCDO), a world-class environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company, is partnering with leading hydrogen vehicle supplier Hyzon Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: HYZN) on developing and deploying commercial systems to support the decarbonisation of the global transport and energy sectors.

The companies announced today they will be working to combine Hyzon’s high-power-density fuel cell stack with Ricardo’s unrivaled software and controls, thermal management and proven track record advising customers on hydrogen fuel cell technology. 

Hyzon, the global manufacturer of zero-emissions vehicles headquartered in Rochester, NY., is playing a critical role in driving the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell, including through the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance. The company is deploying fuel cell systems into a wide variety of applications including heavy duty trucks, buses and coaches, based on the hydrogen technology developed over 18 years at parent-company Horizon.

Craig Knight, Hyzon CEO, said: “Our focus is on accelerating the energy transition through the manufacturing and supply of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles across the North American, European and Australasian regions. The partnership with Ricardo boosts our contributions to the energy transition, leveraging Ricardo’s holistic design and integration expertise with our fuel cell stacks.”

Marques McCammon, Managing Director, Global Automotive and Industrial for Ricardo said: “The Hyzon-Ricardo agreement illustrates the importance of collaboration to enable production-scale deployment of economical, advanced clean mobility solutions to accelerate the path to net zero emissions across all modes of transport. Collectively, we are helping our clients gain the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology. We are combining our expertise in vehicle control software and system integration with Hyzon’s fuel stack know-how to accelerate the decarbonisation of heavy duty vehicles by delivering high-efficiency fuel cell electric propulsion systems.”

The potential of the Hyzon-Ricardo engagement has already borne fruit with the debut of the Ricardo Vehicle Integrated Controls and Simulation (VICS) control system within the Hyzon fuel cell electric truck at the Advanced Clean Transportation conference in September. Moving forward, Ricardo will support Hyzon in a global capacity on the development and deployment of advanced energy management and propulsion systems to accelerate the realisation of net zero initiatives across all modes of transport.

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