Loop Energy has received and fulfilled an order from Beijing IN-Power for ten units of its proprietary eFlow® fuel cell modules, which will be integrated by Skywell New Energy Vehicles Group in Nanjing, China.
The delivery is the second step of a previously announced memorandum of understanding between Nanjing’s Lishui Economic Development Zone and Beijing IN-Power, Loop Energy’s China-based joint venture partner that is supplying the fuel cell engines.
This agreement’s second phase is the outcome of a highly successful initial testing cycle. It’s a significant move toward Lishui’s goal of deploying a 300-vehicle hydrogen fleet in Nanjing.
This is critical for meeting China’s National Fuel Consumption Standard, which is a requirement for all new commercial heavy-duty vehicles sold in the country, as well as demonstrating the viability of hydrogen electric energy in the bus industry.
The company’s subsidiary Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus Co., Ltd. manufactures Skywell’s newly launched model NJ6106FCEV 10.5m long bus. The vehicle is powered by a heavy-duty 50kW fuel cell engine, has a range of 450 kilometers, and can save more than 100 tonnes of CO2 each year thanks to Loop Energy’s signature high fuel efficiency eFlow® technology. In 2020, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) granted Skywell index approval for a zero-emission public transportation bus powered by Loop Energy’s fuel cell engines.
“We are excited to proceed to the next stage of this project with Loop Energy and Skywell, a project that leverages Loop’s industry leading fuel cell modules and InPower’s DC-DC unit for commercial vehicle applications in China. IN-Power and Loop will continue to provide Skywell with engine technology to progress their production of hydrogen electric vehicles and look forward to seeing their advancement in the alternative energy space.”John Zhang, Founder and President of IN-Power
“Embarking on the second phase of this project is an exciting milestone as we progress towards large-scale commercial deployment in China. We are optimistic for China’s implementation of hydrogen fuel-based solutions and are eager to continue our work with both Skywell and IN-Power to achieve our shared goal of broadly deployed hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in China.”Ben Nyland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Loop Energy