Our Applications

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:

With the development of the HyRange® Range Extender in the higher power range, Proton Motor delivers the optimal alternative to the diesel engine.

Facility Specifications
Delivery
Within the framework of the EU-funded project "REVIVE" (Refuse Vehicle Innovation and Validation in Europe)
Planned commissioning
From 2020 onwards
Fuel Cell System
Proton Motor HyRange® 43
Installed Fuel Cell Capacity
42.6 kW

The drive concept for electrified commercial vehicles with hydrogen-based range extension is based on the HyRange® brand fuel cell system in combination with a battery. These systems meet the requirements in terms of range, payload and cost – with zero emissions and quiet propulsion. This fuel cell model avoids noise and pollutant emissions, making the vehicle predestined for use in urban areas.

The hydrogen-based fuel cell HyRange® Range Extender for battery-electric powered commercial vehicles and buses is an effective support for applications where the available battery capacity is insufficient. The system was developed as a modular solution to ensure broad applicability on different platforms. During operation, only water vapour is produced in addition to electricity and heat. The perfect zero-emission solution for urban areas!

For example, Proton Motor is currently commissioned by “E-Trucks Europe” in the context of the EU funding project “REVIVE” (Refuse Vehicle Innovation and Validation in Europe) for a waste collection application.

Fuel cell module in use

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
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    APEX Energy Teterow GmbH
    „We were enthusiastic about the professional cooperation! The quality of Proton Motor products and their services are excellent.“
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    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.“
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    Technische Universität Berlin
    „We were very satisfied with the project implementation, as even misunderstandings were solved quickly and successfully by Proton Motor.“

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