The PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack is based on the platform developed by PowerCell in the Autostack Core project together with its project partners. The PowerCell S3 prototypes are expected to be delivered during the second quarter of 2016.
The PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack platform will complement the first and second fuel cell stack platforms—the PowerCell S1 (1 - 5 kW) and PowerCell S2 (5 - 25 kW)—as it covers a larger power range from 20 kW up to 100 kW. The S3 stack is designed to use only pure hydrogen as the fuel.
The PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack uses proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology and is the choice for automotive applications. PEM is the most common technology used today, owing to its reliable and dynamic characteristics that allows for full power output within seconds.
We are very glad that yet another customer have recognized the good results from the Autostack core project and are willing to test our stack themselves.—Andreas Bodén, Director Marketing & Sales at PowerCell Sweden
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