PowerCell recieves order for from US agriculture equipment manufacturer

Source: press release, 16 December 2020

PowerCell MS-100 has been developed for marine and off-road applications
PowerCell MS-100 has been developed for marine and off-road applications (photo: PowerCell Sweden AB)

PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order for two MS-100 fuel cell systems from a global US agriculture equipment manufacturer. The systems will be used to test an electrification of tractors using fuel cells and hydrogen and will be delivered during the fourth quarter 2020 and the first quarter 2021 respectively.

The MS-100 fuel cell system has been developed for an electrification of, among other things, vehicles within the off-road segment, i.e., material handling equipment, construction equipment and various other types of vehicles such as agriculture equipment. The off-road segment requires reliable operation, high power output and flexibility but also a good ability to withstand shocks and vibrations. The current order has been placed by a major manufacturer of agriculture equipment and the systems will be used to test an electrification of tractors using fuel cells and hydrogen.

Earlier this year, PowerCell Sweden announced new strategic priorities including a prioritisation of applications within the marine, stationary and the off-road segment. The new priorities are a consequence of the joint development and licensing agreement regarding PowerCell S3 for the automotive segment signed with Bosch last year.