Loop Energy, METTEM-M to build H2 powertrains for vehicles in Russia

Loop Energy has partnered with METTEM-M Ltd. to provide hydrogen electric powertrain solutions to commercial vehicle OEMs across Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and greater Europe. Under the agreement, METTEM will use Loop’s eFlow powered fuel cell modules to develop and supply hydrogen electric subsystems, powertrains, and complete vehicle solutions for a variety of applications including transit buses, logistics vehicles, and rail transport.

The vehicle’s hydrogen electric control system was developed by METTEM under the contract with GAZ Group. The solution is using GAZ Group’s existing battery electric passenger bus platform, Loop Energy’s fuel cell modules, and METTEM’s fully integrated hydrogen electric fuel cell system.

The 12 m passenger bus vehicle is expected to enter regular city transport service in Moscow, in early 2022, after completing customary road testing and vehicle level certification requirements.