History

1994

Start development of fuel cells

1. January 1994

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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1998

Founding of Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH

1. January 1998

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

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2000

Bayernbus

1. January 2000

Proton Motor brings fuel cell powered Bayernbus into service

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2001

World’s first fuel cell forklift

1. January 2001

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

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2004

SGL BUS

1. January 2004

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”

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2006

Proton Power System PLC

1. January 2006

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)

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2007

Triple Hybrid Forklift & Move to Puchheim

1. January 2007

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.

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2008

TÜV certified stack

1. January 2008

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

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2008

Maiden voyage FCS “Alsterwasser”

1. January 2008

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.

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2009

Emission-free triple hybrid city bus

1. January 2009

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.

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2010

Hermes Award (Nomination)

1. January 2010

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

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2011

Project EcoCarrier

1. January 2011

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

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2012

Bachhausen substation

1. January 2012

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

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2013

Proton Motor Hydrogen Tank

1. January 2013

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

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2014

World Record Trip 2014 Munich – Berlin

1. January 2014

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”)

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2015

Awarded Deutsche Bahn cooperation agreement

1. January 2015

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.

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2015

Integration SPower GmbH into Proton

1. January 2015

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

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2016

Emergency back-up power systems for BOS digital radio

1. January 2016

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.

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2016

FC REEV vehicle Magna Styer

1. January 2016

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

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2017

75 Kilowatt-amp fuel cell energy system

1. January 2017

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

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