Freudenberg intends to make every component of the fuel cell stack in-house, including the catalytic membrane and gas diffusion layers. The supplier has set a late-2019 target to have a fuel-cell stack ready for the market.
Electric small cars and sedans from several brands will be built in Emden, Germany, while Hanover will specialize in the production of the ID. Buzz range in addition to building vehicles with conventional engines.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi says Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology for EVs features 5-minute fast charging with high energy density and long driving range, as well as low-temperature operation in cold climates and low cost.
The Hyundai-Kia-Grab partnership will work with governments, infrastructure players and other regional stakeholders to improve EV infrastructure in the region, including building a network of quick-charge stations.