Hydrogen fuel cells supporting battery-electric buses with fast charging stations


Hydrogen fuel cells will support a project that is aiming to develop and produce grid-independent battery-buffered fast charging stations for buses.

Proton Motor, who will supply the hydrogen fuel cells, has said that this is the world’s first version, based on hydrogen fuel cells, that will be used to compensate for a lack of charging power from the grids for battery-powered buses.

Clearly, with the implementation of hydrogen fuel cells for battery recharging, hydrogen can be recognised as a compliment to battery mobility, helping to achieve faster recharge times to support the decarbonisation of transportation.

This is a major breakthrough for hydrogen and battery mobility alike

The project network, dubbed Nexus-fc, has additionally received public funding of around €1.4m ($1.64m) for the duration from February 2021 to January 2023.

The aim of the project is to provide fast charging stations for Proton’s project partner In-der-City-Bus.

This overall project development is part of a wider target established by both Proton Motor and Schaefer Elektronik to develop and market fuel cell fast charging stations for electric vehicles.

With the development of these fast-charging stations, battery vehicles could receive a huge boost in charging times through the power of hydrogen fuel cells.