Quantum wins Daimler contract for high-capacity composite tanks

Quantum will develop 10,000-psi/70-MPa high-capacity carbon fiber composite hydrogen tanks for potential use in Mercedes Benz zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles.

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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (Irvine, Calif., USA) announced Sept. 12 that it has been awarded a purchase contract from Daimler AG for ultra-light weight hydrogen storage tanks.

Under the contract, Quantum will develop 10,000-psi/70-MPa high-capacity carbon fiber composite hydrogen tanks that are designed specifically for potential use in future Mercedes Benz zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles.

Quantum will apply its advanced ultra-light weight carbon composite and polymer liner technology to design and validate hydrogen tanks to the latest European standards and additionally to Mercedes Benz safety, performance and durability specifications.

Quantum launched the world's first ultra-light weight, 10,000-psi/70-MPa on-board hydrogen storage tanks in 2001, and continued to improve the technology with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.