Hopium: major breakthrough for its fuel cell

Hopium fuel cell
Hopium: major breakthrough for its fuel cell

The French start-up has announced the launch of prototypes production. This is the commercial version of its fuel cell, available in two versions: 100 and 200 kW.

With a road map due on April 25, Hopium announced, on the morning of April 10, that it had reached a major milestone in the development of its fuel cell. On one part, the company has finalised the design of the commercial versions of its fuel cell. To do so, Hopium used several tools: the digital twin, 3D simulation, and hardware-in-the-loop testing of electronics and software developed in-house. On another, It will be able to launch production of functional prototypes of the commercial versions of the fuel cell, with outputs of 100 kW and 200 kW.

To achieve this, Hopium has just placed an order with its long-standing suppliers and partners. The first tests of a comprehensive commercial system on a test bed are scheduled for mid-2024, with road tests in the second half of 2024, paving the way for commercial launch in early 2025.

Reoriented towards the heavy mobility sector, as a supplier rather than a vehicle manufacturer, Hopium aims to ‘revolutionise’ the sector by marketing a range of modular solutions with power outputs ranging from 100 kW to 400 kW.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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