The Munich, Germany -based Clean Mobility Company, KEYOU has recently began working with hydrogen storage expert Hexagon Purus. The Norwegian company will supply the hydrogen storage systems for KEYOU’s prototype vehicles.
KEYOU has redesigned the traditional internal combustion engine enabling it to run on hydrogen, bringing about a quantum leap in propulsion development. The company has succeeded in developing an emission-free, yet cost-effective hydrogen drive for commercial vehicles – without compromising performance, capacity or range, and without any major adaption to the base engine.
“KEYOU and Hexagon Purus share a common vision and a common interest – to drive the energy transition and achieve clean air everywhere,” says Morten Holum, CEO Hexagon Purus. “As more European countries and cities announce strategic policies to promote the decarbonization of mobility, more commercial vehicles – especially city buses and heavy-duty trucks – will be rapidly transitioned. KEYOU is dedicated to accelerating this development. We are excited to be a part of this ground-breaking project.”
“Hexagon Purus is a global leader and expert for hydrogen storage and tank systems with over 50 years of experience in high-pressure technology. Since hydrogen storage is an integral part of our technology, we’re glad to have such a strong partner supporting us to realize our two prototype vehicles,” says Thomas Korn, CEO, and co-founder of KEYOU.
Hexagon Purus’ storage systems will be supplied from the company’s Kassel, Germany and Kelowna, Canada facilities. The first deliveries will be made in November 2021.