Faurecia showcases composite hydrogen demonstrator for commercial vehicles at Auto Shanghai event

Seven-tank hydrogen storage system designed to provide more than 700 kilometers of autonomy for long-distance and high-load commercial trucks.


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Faurecia innovations at Auto Shanghai.

Photo Credit: Faurecia

Automotive technologies company Faurecia (Nanterre, France) is to demonstrate its latest innovations for Cockpit of the Future and Sustainable Mobility solutions during the 19th Auto Shanghai event being held April 19–28, 2021 in Shanghai, China. Disruptive innovations such as a complete cockpit interior for an intelligent, immersive and personalized journey; an Electrically Heated Catalyst, designed to reach optimal pollutant conversion temperature faster (less than 10 seconds) and use two times less energy than other technologies; and a hydrogen-powered truck demonstrator, are being presented for passenger and commercial vehicles.

Faurecia’s commercial vehicle hydrogen demonstrator reportedly showcases how Faurecia and Symbio, a joint-venture with Michelin (Clermont-Ferrand, France), can optimize the system architecture and integration of tanks and stack systems to deliver the requisite power density and autonomy in parallel with reduced cost, size and weight. Faurecia has developed a seven-tank (70-kilogram) hydrogen storage system designed to provide more than 700 kilometers of autonomy for long-distance and high-load commercial trucks. According to Faurecia, this multi-stack system is designed to provide a compact and efficient solution, delivering 150-300 kilowatts of net power for the needs of heavy-duty trucks. 

As hydrogen mobility rapidly gains momentum, Faurecia believes it is uniquely positioned to develop hydrogen storage systems and distribution services and as well as fuel cell systems, through Symbio. This scope represents 75% of the full system value chain. With the recent acquisition of the majority stakes in CLD, Faurecia says it is well placed to become a leading player in Chinese hydrogen mobility. By 2030, the company reports, China will represent a market of at least one million fuel cell vehicles.

For 27 years, Faurecia says it has continuously developed its activities in China and now has 17,000 employees at five R&D centers and 58 industrial sites across the country.

Faurecia has also established eight strategic joint ventures with major Chinese automakers, enabling the group to significantly develop its presence with Chinese OEMs to reach €2.5 billion — 19.3 Chinese Yuans of sales in 2020. Its technology expertise, commercial relationships and industrial footprint will enable the group to double its sales in China to €5 billion in 2025.

Faurecia’s booth is located in Hall 1.2.