SMM: on the occasion of the French government's announcement of the national hydrogen plan on September 8, PSA Group, the European passenger car leader, revived its plan for hydrogen-powered vehicles for professional users in 2021, which is the first step taken by PSA Group in the wider deployment of zero-emission solutions. Symbio, a joint venture between Foggia and Michelin, provided hydrogen energy systems for the first 100 vehicles, demonstrated the adaptability of its standard hydrogen energy system (StackPack ®) to the specific needs of customers, and certified its position as the European leader in hydrogen energy systems for passenger vehicles, with Europe being the first market for hydrogen access.
Symbio provides hydrogen energy systems for three models. PSA Group will devote great efforts to the research and development of battery technology for a series of products, and will launch hydrogen-powered vehicles for professional users in 2021. Symbio, a joint venture between Michelin and Foggia, will equip the first 100 vehicles, including the Peugeot Expert, Citroen Jumpy and Opel Vivaro, with hydrogen energy systems. "since there is no need to produce large quantities of demonstration cars, our respective teams work together to find technical solutions to promote the PSA Group to consider wider use of hydrogen solutions." Philippe Rosier, CEO of Symbio, explained. In order to develop the project in cooperation with the French business network, the PSA Group also decided to equip these vehicles with fuel tanks developed by Foggia.
Hydrogen energy system that meets the requirements of the PSA Group. On the basis of providing hydrogen energy system StackPack ®, Symbio will be modified in accordance with the requirements of the PSA Group. As this is still an entirely new market, or market segmentation leads to reduced demand, equipment manufacturers of hydrogen energy systems must ensure product standardization to reduce costs, while at the same time being able to customize products to meet the specific needs of their customers, "explained Philippe Rosier. Symbio has demonstrated its ability to combine these two requirements on the PSA project, benefiting from its integration expertise. "
Symbio-the leader in the field of passenger car (VUL). Symbio also provides hydrogen power systems for Renault KANGOO Z.E Hydrogen, Renault MASTER Z.E Hydrogen and PSA Group's first passenger cars, each with their own specific uses, thus establishing themselves as the leading supplier of hydrogen energy systems for passenger vehicles in Europe. This is the first phase of the hydrogen energy program: nearly 300 Renault Kangoo Z.E Hydrogen electric vehicles are already running on roads in France and Europe. Hydrogen-powered passenger cars also allow some professionals to achieve zero emissions in central urban areas through fast charging ("pure hydrogen fuel cells" can be recharged in 3-5 minutes), regardless of mileage (twice as long as pure-cell cars). Hydrogen-powered passenger cars are also an important part of the French hydrogen energy strategy announced by the French government on September 8.