History

2017

75 Kilowatt-amp fuel cell energy system

Delivery of a container-based 75 kVA fuel cell power plant to supply energy to parts of the Port of Orkney.

2016

Emergency back-up power systems for BOS digital radio

Supply of fuel cell back-up power systems to the Deutsche Bahnbau Group for the protection of locations of the Bavarian authority for digital radio.

2016

FC REEV vehicle Magna Styer

Equipped an electrified van with a HyRange® 25 fuel cell system as part of an Austrian funded project.

2015

Awarded Deutsche Bahn cooperation agreement

Proton Motor and the DB Bahnbau Group, a subsidiary of DB Netz AG, signed a cooperation agreement to install fuel cell-based emergency back-up power systems in the rail sector.

2015

Integration SPower GmbH into Proton

Expansion of the product offer with battery UPS and solar battery storage systems through the integration of SPower GmbH.

2014

World Record Trip 2014 Munich – Berlin

World Record Trip 2014 Munich – Berlin

World record trip from Munich to Berlin with the electric 7.5 ton Newton truck equipped with a HyRange® 8 fuel cell system. In conjunction with the logistics company Hermes, Proton Motor receives the 2014 Innovation Award from KEP Magazine (“KEP”)

2013

Proton Motor Hydrogen Tank

Expansion of the hydrogen infrastructure at the company headquarters in Puchheim with the addition of a hydrogen tower.

2012

Bachhausen substation

Commissioning of a fuel cell based emergency back-up power supply at the Bachhausen substation.

2011

Project EcoCarrier

Granting of road license for the electrified 7.5 ton truck with a HyRange® 8 fuel cell system from Proton Motor

2010

Hermes Award (Nomination)

Receipt of this award during the Night of Innovation at the Hannover Trade Fair 2010

2009

Emission-free triple hybrid city bus

Emission-free triple hybrid city bus

Proton Motor and Skoda Electric present the world’s first bus with the Triple Hybrid® propulsion system consisting of batteries, supercaps and fuel cells.

2008

TÜV certified stack

Receipt of the f-cell award in silver for the world’s first fuel cell certification from the German Association for Technical Inspection (TÜV).

2008

Maiden voyage FCS “Alsterwasser”

Maiden voyage FCS “Alsterwasser”

Within the European Union sponsored Zemship project, the world’s first fuel cell powered passenger ship was built. The 50 kW fuel cell ensures emission-free and noiseless transport of tourists to Hamburg’s Alster and canals.

2007

Triple Hybrid Forklift & Move to Puchheim

Triple Hybrid Forklift & Move to Puchheim

The world’s first Triple Hybrid forklift truck was presented at the opening ceremony of the new headquarters of Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH.

2006

Proton Power System PLC

Proton Motor Systems PLC, the parent company of Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, was floated on the AIM market on the London Stock Exchange (code: PPS)

2004

SGL BUS

Proton Motor and SGL CARBON bring an emission-free minibus with a 40 kW fuel cell system into service at the Bavarian bus company “Z Mobility”

2001

World’s first fuel cell forklift

Operation of the world’s first fuel cell forklift truck at Munich Airport

2000

Bayernbus

Proton Motor brings fuel cell powered Bayernbus into service

1998

Founding of Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH

Spin-off of fuel cell development as a spin-off from Magnet Motor to Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH

1994

Start development of fuel cells

Magnet Motor (founded in 1980) began with “Missing Link Development” of hydrogen fuel cell technology for a fully electric vehicle platform.

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