Highly efficient, environmentally compatible, future-proof.
The particular strength of vehicles equipped with fuel cell drive systems is their long range. Fuel cells can also be employed as range extenders for battery-powered cars. Fuel cell modules, stack modules, and components from ElringKlinger meet the highest of demands in terms of robustness, functionality, and performance.
Our products for fuel cell vehicles
ElringKlinger has been actively involved in the field of fuel cells for around 20 years and launched its first series production project back in 2008. We have assumed a pioneering role in this segment thanks to a variety of collaborations and projects.
Our product portfolio encompasses both customer-specific solutions for each integration level and high-performance standard components. These include PEM fuel cell modules with stack-mounted peripherals, PEMFC stack modules for integration into customer systems, and various stack components such as metallic bipolar plates, end and media modules or gaskets.
In addition, lightweight components, sealing systems, shielding technology, and dynamic precision parts from ElringKlinger are fitted in electric cars and commercial vehicles.
For further details, please refer to our brochures and fact sheets.
Fuel cell manufacturer with extensive expertise
Automated series production processes in metalworking and plastic injection molding, automated stacking, ultra-modern joining and coating technology, and our in-house tool and mold making capabilities make us the ideal partner for the industrialization of fuel cell products.
All processes and procedures necessary for the products are validated and constantly refined. Thanks to the close interaction between Development, Prototype Production, and Industrialization, an optimum quality standard can be achieved from the very start of production. ElringKlinger also operates high-performance production lines for manufacturing the various components in series. Adapted to specific customer and product requirements, we implement highly flexible, scalable, or fully automated production solutions.
Possible application areas for our PEMFC modules, stack modules, and components include cars, commercial vehicles, and buses, but also trains, ships, and aircraft.
PEMFC: technology of the future
The PEMFC (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell) is a low-temperature fuel cell that converts chemical energy to electrical energy using hydrogen and oxygen. This technology can be deployed to advantage wherever pure hydrogen is available as a fuel and high electrical efficiency is required. If the hydrogen is produced via electrolysis from electricity generated through renewable sources, zero-emission mobility is possible.
PEMFC stacks from ElringKlinger have already demonstrated outstanding performance and durability in field trials and on the test rig.