Loop Energy announces new Colombian and Spanish fuel cell customers
Hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Loop Energy has today (October 8) announced two new customers developing medium-duty hydrogen-electric trucks, widening its market reach.
Colombian systems integrator of batteries and fuel cells, Opex, and Spanish electric powertrain provider, Avia Ingeniería, are both looking to trial hydrogen-electric vehicles in 2023. according to the Canadian company.
H2 View understands Loop has entered into the Pilot Phase of the Customer Adoption Cycle with both companies, expanding its presence in the European market, while establishing its first relationship in the South American market.
Opex is planning to develop a logistics truck using Loop’s S300 (30kW) fuel cell as a range extender, which once built is expected to be trailed by a local fleet operator.
While Avia Ingeniería intend to use the same fuel cell as a range extender in a tractor-trailer transport truck, which is part of the ShineFleet project, featuring various Spanish technology and engineering companies. A logistics fleet operator is anticipated to integrate the truck into its service routes once operational in 2023.
Loop’s new customers follow on from the company progressing to the scale-up phase with Slovakian bus manufacturer, Mobility & Innovation in July (2022), as well as establishing a multi-year fuel cell supply agreement with UK-based Tevva.
Commenting on the latest customers, George Rubin, Chief Commercial Officer at Loop Energy, said, “We’ve seen positive growth when it comes to using fuel cells in medium-duty electric trucks. Our team continues to identify manufacturers and fleet operators committed to the deployment of hydrogen-electric fleets worldwide. It is great to see Opex and Avia Ingeniería setting a positive example in their respective markets.”