Proton Motor serves stationary and automotive as well as maritime application areas and train traffic with holistic energy supply concepts. Applications for buses, commercial vehicles, trains, ships and stationary power generation are part of our competence portfolio and a sign of our company’s innovative strength:
Eco-friendly vehicles are the subject of lively debate in the automotive industry, as they offer drivers the freedom and efficiency of an ordinary vehicle without harming the environment through internal combustion engines. Notwithstanding this, the number of emission-free passenger car models is still low in many European cities. Less than five per cent of the vehicles registered on Europe’s roads are powered by electric motors, which make conventional petroleum-based fuels obsolete.
Proton Motor has supplied the international automotive supplier “Magna Steyr” with an individually designed “HyRange®” hydrogen fuel cell system for a new hybrid vehicle. This is called the “Fuel Cell Range Extended Electric Vehicle” – or “FC REEV” for short. Unlike a conventional hybrid engine, which relies on a combination of petrol or diesel and electric drive, the “FC REEV” is operated both electrically and with hydrogen, thus achieving an emission-free hybrid drive.
The appeal of a hybrid vehicle with a range of up to 500 kilometres without refuelling and a top speed of 130 km/h (or 80 miles) is the choice between environmentally friendly electric propulsion – for example in inner-city areas – or petrol and diesel if things need to go faster. This approach has been retained in the “FC REEV”, but petrol and diesel fuel have been replaced by hydrogen using the “HyRange®” system. Thus, the same low-noise electric motor type (keyword: noise protection) can continue to be used, while environmentally harmful fossil fuels are not used.Fuel cell module in use
- APEX Energy Teterow GmbH„We were enthusiastic about the professional cooperation! The quality of Proton Motor products and their services are excellent.“
- H2-TEC GmbH„We were very satisfied with the cooperation. The quality of the products is convincing and our wishes were implemented accordingly. We were particularly convinced by the flexibility and the possible applications of the products.“
- Technische Universität Berlin„We were very satisfied with the project implementation, as even misunderstandings were solved quickly and successfully by Proton Motor.“