Daimler awards Quantum contract to develop advanced high capacity hydrogen storage systems for fuel cell vehicles
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has been awarded a purchase contract from Daimler AG for ultra-light weight hydrogen storage tanks. Under this contract, Quantum will develop 10,000 psi (70 MPa) high capacity carbon fiber composite hydrogen tanks that are designed specifically for potential use in future Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell electric vehicles.
Quantum will apply its advanced ultra-light weight carbon composite and polymer liner technology to design and validate hydrogen tanks to the latest European standards and additionally to Mercedes-Benz safety, performance and durability specifications.
Quantum introduced the first ultra-light weight 10,000 psi (70 MPa) on-board hydrogen storage tanks in 2001, and continued to improve the technology with support from the US Department of Energy.