Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., has supplied three transportable hydrogen refueling stations to General Motors (GM). GM will use them to refuel fuel cell vehicles equipped with Quantum hydrogen fuel systems at various locations including vehicle proving grounds, public ride-and-drive events, and fleet demonstrations.
“Our transportable hydrogen refueling stations are designed to support our customers as they advance their hydrogen fuel cell vehicle initiatives and are helping to establish the foundation of a hydrogen refueling network,” said Alan Niedzwiecki, President and CEO, Quantum Technologies. “The high-pressure storage systems developed by Quantum, which these new refueling stations support, translate directly into a greater vehicle driving range for hydrogen-fueled vehicles, a critical factor for the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles.”
“Quantum’s hydrogen refueling stations, integral elements of our alternative energy product portfolio, are cost-effective, just-in-time modular solutions to deliver hydrogen to hydrogen-powered vehicles as their demand continues to grow around the world,” added Niedzwiecki.
GM reported that its Chevrolet Sequel fuel cell vehicle successfully drove a distance of 300 miles on one fill of hydrogen from GM’s Fuel Cell Activity Center in Honeoye Falls to Tarrytown, New York, marking the first fuel cell vehicle to achieve the milestone. The Sequel is equipped with Quantum’s integrated hydrogen storage system, comprised of Quantum’s ultra-lightweight 10,000 psi hydrogen tanks and related hydrogen regulation, metering, and safety systems.
Quantum also has product commercialization alliances with AM General and Sumitomo. The company’s current customer base includes GM, Toyota, Opel, Hyundai, Suzuki, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, SunLine, Yamaha, AeroVironment, and the U.S. Army.
More information can be found at Quantum’s Web site.