Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles
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Stellantis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), the multinational automotive manufacturer formed by the 2021 merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French company Groupe PSA, and composite hydrogen storage tank technology leader Faurecia (Nanterre, France) have collaborated to equip Stellantis’ new zero-emission family of light commercial vehicles with hydrogen storage systems, as well as fuel cell stacks through Symbio, Faurecia’s joint venture with Michelin.
Faurecia will develop, supply and assemble hydrogen storage systems from its global center of expertise in Bavans, France. With three high-pressure (700 bar) carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) tanks carrying a total of 120 liters of hydrogen per vehicle, Stellantis' light commercial vehicles will have a zero-emission range of more than 400 kilometers.
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Drawing on 10 years of experience, Symbio has developed for Stellantis a compact, low-weight fuel cell system delivering 45 kilowatts of gross power. These systems will be produced in France at Symbio’s Venissieux facility and, from 2023, in its new St. Fons site.
Faurecia has worked with Stellantis to optimize system design and integration to offer the best-in-class weight/performance ratio on the market. Mastering 75% of the fuel cell value chain, Faurecia is well placed to support the growing demand for zero-emissions hydrogen mobility solutions globally.
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