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Coaches with hydrogen fuel cell powertrains for regional and long-distance passenger transport with energy optimized powertrains and cost optimized design – “CoacHyfied”

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€7 329 180
EU Contribution
€4 999 442
Project Acronym
CoacHyfied
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-JTI-FCH-2020-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

In the past, fuel cell (FC) systems have been successfully developed for city buses. No activities towards the development of coaches are known in Europe so far. The target of this project is both to carry the experience from the development of FC city bus systems one step further into the more challenging constraints of typical coaches as well as to strengthen the European vehicle manufacturing base and supply chain of hydrogen components. 

Objectives

The project presents two coach solutions to solve the challenges of longer driving distances of regional and long-distance coaches (400-800 km), the more stringent packaging constraints, less favourable driving patterns (lower recuperation) and higher auxiliary powers (air conditioning & heating) and demonstrates the coaches at two regions in 2 to 3-year demo phases.

The project is based on a coherent structure and balanced partnership, addresses all call specific requirements and aims for the highest benefits from a technological and market perspective:

  • both coach types being equally addressed by applying a common hybrid system concept and preparing for the development of FC drive system synergies
  • comparing different and modular FC packaging concepts by the use of multiple and single FC units being tested in fulfilment of the 100 kW power requirement
  • one set of coaches to develop an OEM-based new-built FC coach and another one an existing coach retrofit to also provide answers for the second life use of environmentally outdated coach chassis
  • partnering with established FC manufacturers promising to reach the required 25,000 operating hours minimum, and validated in the project possibly with used stacks
  • an experienced composite tank manufacturer to discuss the design option of potentially applying 350 bar and 700 bar technology for the coaches in fulfilment of targeting the required driving ranges at lowest costs and
  • experienced automotive system developers to search for operational minimum energy consumption patterns.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.6.
Other Programme
FCH-01-5-2020 Demonstration of FC Coaches for regional passenger transport

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Fev Europe Gmbh
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181, 52078 Aachen, Germany
EU Contribution
€624 718
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Coventry University
Address
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€133 039
Organisation
Sia Dobeles Autobusu Parks
Address
UZVARAS 12 A, DOBELE, 3701, Latvia
EU Contribution
€419 565
Organisation
Ballard Power Systems Europe As
Address
MAJSMARKEN 1, 9500 HOBRO, Denmark
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€489 487
Organisation
I See Mobility Gmbh
Address
REICHSWALDSTR 52, 90571 SCHWAIG BEI NURNBERG, Germany
EU Contribution
€803 780
Organisation
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Address
Templergraben, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€128 230
Organisation
Trezors
Address
AUSTRAS IELA 7, LIELVARDE, 5070, Latvia
EU Contribution
€67 582
Organisation
Plastic Omnium New Energies Wels Gmbh
Address
MARIA THERESIA STRASSE 46 2, 4600 WELS, Austria
EU Contribution
€377 937
Organisation
Nproxx Bv
Address
VOGT 21, 6422 RK HEERLEN, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€465 688
Organisation
Kiwa Nederland Bv
Address
WILMERSDORF 50, 7327AC APELDOORN, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€146 461
Organisation
Otokar Otomotiv Ve Savunma Sanayi As
Address
AYDINEVLER MAH SAYGI CAD NO 58, MALTEPE/, Turkey
EU Contribution
€599 878
Organisation
Engie Energie Services
Address
1 PLACE SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN - FAUBOURG DE L'ARCHE, 92930 PARIS LA DEFENSE CEDEX, France
EU Contribution
€111 377
Organisation
Ford Otomotiv Sanayi Anonim Sirketi
Address
AKPINAR MAH HASAN BASRI CAD NO 2 SANCAKTEPE, 34885 ISTANBUL/, Turkey
EU Contribution
€181 272
Organisation
Hyport
Address
1 PLACE SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN, 92930 PARIS, France
EU Contribution
€450 428

Technologies

Technology Theme
Fuel cells and hydrogen fuel
Technology
Development of new Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) technologies
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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