According to foreign media reports, recently, H2X Australia, a new Australian company focusing on the production of industrial vehicles and passenger cars using fuel cell/Super capacitor hybrid systems, suddenly broke the stealth mode, it is announced that it has produced several fuel cell prototypes and has a team of 70 people. In addition, it plans to expand its personnel to more than 100 by the end of this year and plans to increase it to 5000 by 2025.
Brendan Norman and Chris Reitz, the founders of this company, naturally once had rich working experience in the automobile industry. It is reported that Norman has served as CFO of BMW Financial Services Korea company, Audi Volkswagen Singapore company, Audi KK Japan company, Volkswagen Group Saudi Arabia company and business manager of Infiniti Europe and Central Africa, reitz once served as Volkswagen designer, chief designer of Audi AG and Nissan Design European company and design director of Fiat/Alfa Romeo. In fact, the two worked together before setting up the company.
H2X said they plan to build two heavy-duty vehicles first to be used by large transportation companies in large cities and interstate highways. At the moment, there is no hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Australia, and obviously there is still a lot of work to be done to really use fuel cell vehicles on the roads of this country.
Following closely is the snowy SUV, which is a front-wheel-driven family car with a peak power of 255 horsepower and 5 kilograms of hydrogen fuel that can achieve about 650 of NEDC. 5 kilograms of hydrogen will be stored in 700 bar pressure type 4 high safety storage tank.
The PEM fuel cell of the car is made by Elring Klinger and can continuously generate 60 kilowatts of electricity. In addition, it is also equipped with a certain amount of lithium battery as a buffer. In addition, the skeleton technology graphene supercapacitor also brings considerable burst power and efficient regenerative braking function.
H2X said the car will be equipped with adaptive cruise, automatic emergency braking, lane change assistance, braking force distribution, electric seats, and pre-installed Android Auto and apple carPlay’s 13-inch infotainment screen, as well as an 8-speaker sound system and an internal anti-microbial system.
If H2X can successfully establish a new automobile manufacturing enterprise in Australia, then it will definitely go against the trend. In recent decades, the vast majority of Australian automobile manufacturers have been overwhelmed by global price pressures.
At present, the only other two hydrogen-powered cars in the Australian market are Hyundai Nexo and Toyota Mirai, which are currently only sold to enterprises with their own hydrogen production equipment or refueling equipment. However, Australia is trying to reshape itself as a hydrogen fuel exporter. At present, many hydrogen fuel production and transportation plans are in the initial stage, and this technology is still likely to succeed in the country’s auto market in the future.