Dayco has entered a strategic partnership with Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission fuel cell engines for on- and off-road mobility and other applications.
As part of this new agreement, both companies will collaborate in the design and development of advanced fully integrated fuel cell solutions for a wide range of commercial vehicles, stationary, industrial, and mobile applications.
Fuel cell electric vehicles are seen as strong contenders to replace traditional internal combustion engine vehicles in the future, providing comparable range and refuelling time along with the simplicity of electric drivetrains.
Together, Dayco and Nuvera say they are developing integrated fuel cell electric power solutions for a sustainable and clean future.
Nuvera’s patented controls and flexible applications architecture for fuel cells along with Dayco’s long-standing capabilities in propulsion system technologies will improve system performance, robustness, and reliability with high-quality assurance and scalability.
“Dayco’s energy control management and integration competencies coupled with Nuvera’s decades of experience in fuel cell technologies will allow us to provide a highly optimised and efficient full zero-emission integrated fuel cell power system for commercial vehicles, industrial, material handling, and off-highway applications with best-in-class performance and durability,” stated Wouter Nijenhuis, executive vice president of OE sales and business development at Dayco.
Compliant with global emission reduction regulations and trends, Dayco acts as a Tier 1 supplier and vehicle integrator to provide optimal vehicle performance and energy management. Dayco claims its unique offerings provide advanced zero-emission propulsion solutions built around Nuvera’s eighth-generation fuel cell stack technology, integrated into a power system with balance-of-plant components and embedded controls.
Lucien Robroek, CEO of Nuvera said: “With ever-tightening regulations in the US, Europe, and Asia, there is a critical need for zero-emissions power solutions for commercial vehicles in trucking, public transit, and many off-road sectors that meet highly demanding performance requirements.
“Nuvera’s commercially available fuel cell packages deliver high efficiency, reliability, and durability. Coupled with Dayco’s engineering services and automotive componentry, we are providing our customers a direct path to adoption of fuel cell-powered vehicles and machinery.”