Quantron and Ford partner in hydrogen fuel cell move

Major companies Quantron and Ford have teamed up in a big play in the H2 fuel cell game.

Quantron AG and Ford Trucks have jointly signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to integrate Quantron’s inside technology with Ford Trucks’ vehicles, thus enabling emission-free transport solutions.

The focus of the collaboration lies in hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty trucks.

Through the first phase of collaboration with Ford Trucks, Quantron says it will ensure a seamless adaptation of Ford’s advanced trucks which will be built in compliance with new security regulations as soon as Q1 in 2024.

Delivering more than 200 zero-emission vehicles, majority of these are battery electric, with Quantron saying it also has expertise in fuel cell electric vehicles. Quantron says it defines the collaboration as a vast experience in integrating zero-emission drivetrain solutions in commercial vehicles.

“Partnering with a renowned vehicle manufacturer like Ford Trucks enhances Quantron’s position as an innovation leader in the field of sustainable transport solutions and being a partner for established commercial vehicle OEMs,” Quantron CEO Michael Perschke says.

Quantron chief technology officer Rene Wollmann says that Quantron’s partners are eager to accelerate the development of fuel cell powered trucks.

“We are benchmarking the FCEV light vehicle segment up to 7.5 tonnes, and in the FCEV heavy-duty segment up to 44 tonnes where we deliver our uncompromising and unique Quantron Inside technology and components,” Wollmann says.

“Our close technical collaboration will contribute to further accelerating the widespread market introduction of fuel cell-electric commercial vehicles.”

Ford Trucks leader Emrah Duman says the company is excited to collaborate with a seasoned partner in its endeavour to offer customers a fuel-cell electric truck.

“This collaboration promises to yield substantial value in the times ahead,” Duman says.

“Ford Trucks is committed to investing in innovative technologies that will shape the future of the heavy commercial vehicle industry while aligning with our sustainability goals.

“Our primary focus is on electrification, closely followed by advancements in hydrogen technology. With a diverse pool of promising technological talents and capabilities, our efforts are making rapid and successful strides.”

The partnership solidifies Quantron’s strong position as a pioneer in sustainable mobility and underscores both companies’ commitment to a greener future in the transportation sector.

Ford Trucks is committed to achieving zero emissions in heavy commercial vehicle production by 2040 to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Quantron will be able to further diversity its range of environmentally friendly mobility solutions through the jointly developed vehicles, thus meeting growing demand.

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