Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will supply hydrogen storage systems for a fleet of light commercial vehicles for Groupe Renault. These systems will be developed and produced at its global center of expertise in Bavans, France. As volumes, increase production will be extended to a new plant dedicated to hydrogen storage systems that Faurecia is building in Allenjoie, France.
Hydrogen, of course, is central to an ongoing energy transition toward zero-emissions mobility. Fuel cell electric vehicle technology will be significant in the powertrain and vehicle mix by 2030 promoted or demanded by government regulations, taxpayer subsidies and the growing realization that Global Warming is a significant health and economic threat.
Groupe Renault with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, and its expertise in electrification, has five brands – Renault, Dacia, LADA, Alpine and Mobilize – to sell sustainable and advanced mobility to its customers. Established in more than 130 countries, it currently employs more than 180,000 people and sold 2.95 million vehicles in 2020. (See AutoInformed.com on Renault, Nissan Motor, Mitsubishi Slice, Dice World by Brand, Uber Plugs-In With Renault, Nissan to Electrify Europe)
“This collaboration on hydrogen storage systems is embedded in our strategy to offer market-ready H2 solutions for light commercial vehicles and target over 30% share of this fast-growing market in Europe. It supports the ambition shared with our partner Plug Power to build a unique end-to-end green hydrogen and fuel cell value chain and new value-generating activities in France,” said Gilles le Borgne, Executive Vice-President Engineering Groupe Renault.