Loop Energy to provide fuel cell system for 8-meter minibus with Mobility & Innovation a.s. in Slovakia
Slovakia-based Mobility & Innovation a.s. (M&I) has ordered Loop Energy’s S300 fuel cell module to fuel the electric powertrain of its new 8-meter transit bus as part of the company’s M&I composite platform. This order is the first under the commercial agreement signed between the parties, which anticipates more than US$1.9 million in fuel cell shipments from Loop Energy over the next two and a half years.
M&I is the developer of a lightweight and zero-emission city bus platform, known for its zero emissions powertrain and industry leading GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) for a zero-emission transit bus vehicle. Manufactured with laminate composite materials, M&I buses are lighter than comparable steel vehicles. The low-curb weight enables greater passenger capacity, while still meeting even the most stringent of axel load requirements.
To meet the need for both power density and fuel-efficient energy, M&I has selected Loop Energy to provide their proprietary fuel cell modules. Loop can deliver power and enable a smaller fuel storage system without compromising the weight or range of the bus. The fuel cell system will also aid in improved total cost of ownership for M&I’s customers.