Proton Motor and Electra Commercial Vehicles Team Up

Proton Motor and Electra Commercial Vehicles Team Up for Fuel Cell Development – European developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell and electric hybrid systems, Proton Motor, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with UK-based Electra Commercial Vehicles.

Proton Motor and Electra Commercial Vehicles Team Up for Fuel Cell Development

The pair aim to develop a zero-emission fuel cell truck sector in the UK and Ireland, with Electra acting as the integrator of Proton Motor’s fuel cell systems system into the company’s existing electric truck portfolio.

Furthermore, Proton Motor will provide technical support and training to Electra employees throughout the development process, in addition to qualifying its fuel cell truck. The two companies will jointly develop a prototype vehicle for serial testing. Electra ordered five Proton Motor fuel cell systems initially.

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The MoU will also see the pair jointly carry out sales and marketing activities in the UK. With demand for zero-emission trucks in the UK increasing year on year, Electra also plans to expand its production capacity over the next 12 months.

“We are delighted to have signed this memorandum of understanding with Electra, which is the leading manufacturer of all electric trucks in the UK,” commented Faiz Nahab, CEO of Proton Motor. “This will have the potential to further expand Proton Motor’s reach in the mobility sector and secure a leading position in the UK market.”

Sid Sadique is chairman of Electra Commercial Vehicles. He said, “We have assessed fuel cell systems from a number of suppliers and are very pleased to have signed a memorandum of understanding with Proton Motor. Systems and engineering support from Proton Motor will enable Electra to accelerate development of a new range of fuel cell electric trucks – batteries that will help meet the growing demand for zero-emission trucks in the UK.”

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