Fuel cell technology for long-distance buses

The purpose of the project is to develop economically and technically viable fuel cell technology that is suitable for long-distance buses. In addition, the first European long-distance bus with a fuel cell drive system is to be presented by 2024.

The focus of the first project phase “HyPerform Fuel Cell” is the implementation of the segment-specific requirements of long service lives of > 35,000 hours in combination with an efficiency level that is targeted for the heavy-duty sector in order to realise a competitive total cost of ownership.


Funding Code

Partner Start of term End of term Funding amount
Freudenberg e-Power Systems GmbH01.10.2130.09.245,098,333.00 €
Flix SE01.10.2130.09.24533,197.00 €
ZF Friedrichshafen AG01.10.2130.09.24313,758.00 €
5,945,288.00 €

Classification in Research and Development