"The execution of this agreement is a game changer for US Hybrid and the commercial fuel cell vehicle industry," said US Hybrid President and CEO, Dr. Abas Goodarzi. "This proven PEM fuel cell technology has accumulated millions of miles of revenue transit service with no cell stack failures to date. US Hybrid is committed to improving upon this technology to manufacture a commercially-viable, integrated fuel cell power system to enable the
"UTC has developed a best-in-class fuel cell system for bus applications. We believe that the legacy will be successfully continued by US Hybrid, a long-time partner of UTC," commented
In late 2012, after investing in the technology for over 40 years with industry leading technological advancements and a proven track record of reliable systems in real world use, UTC elected to license its fuel cell technology. US Hybrid was selected to continue UTC's contract under the FTA's National Fuel Cell Bus Program (NFCB), and will fabricate, integrate, test and validate the next generation high-powered fuel cells to commercialize the technology for transit use. US Hybrid has established operations in
"This Agreement will allow the transfer of technology from UTC to a rapidly growing business. US Hybrid is committed to bringing fuel cell technology to the commercial vehicle market, and we look forward to seeing what they can do now that they have this license," said
US Hybrid has been a key supplier of "balance of plant" components such as cathode air blowers, DI pumps and power converters to UTC and other fuel cell suppliers for over a decade. US Hybrid will be adding fuel cell production to its core competencies of system design, integration and operation of fuel cell buses, trucks, military and specialty vehicles, as well as supporting fuel cells with component electronics.
About US Hybrid
Founded in 1999, US Hybrid specializes in the design and manufacture of integrated powertrain and power conversion components for fuel cell, electric and hybrid medium and heavy-duty vehicles and renewable energy systems. US Hybrid offers comprehensive engineering design and production expertise and experience in vehicle power-trains and components, including dc-dc and dc-ac power converters, auxiliary systems and high-performance AC motors, generators and controllers. For more information, please visit www.ushybrid.com and www.usfuelcell.com.
For inquires about US Hybrid, please contact Michael ToscaVice President of Business DevelopmentUS Hybrid(310) firstname.lastname@example.org For inquires about UTC's fuel cell technology, please contactJin KimDirector of Business DevelopmentUTCjin.email@example.com www.utc.com