Greenlight Innovation Corp., a Canadian supplier of testing and manufacturing equipment for hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysers, batteries and energy storage systems, and AVL List GmbH, an independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains for global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), say that they are partnering to develop a co-branded fuel cell system testing product line.
The companies assert that the planned test platform is an up-to-date solution for both heavy-duty and light-duty transportation fuel cell engine developers and automotive OEMs and that it supports the automotive industry in developing the next-generation powertrain.
According to Greenlight, the test systems will interface with control software AVL PUMA Open 2, AVL Team SUITE software products, and simulation platforms, as well as test hardware, such as regenerative load banks, e-motor dynos and environmental chambers. The new testing product line will be manufactured by Greenlight and then sold by AVL and its affiliates around the world.
“The cooperation between AVL and Greenlight Innovation unites competences, especially in the areas of powertrain development, testing systems and fuel cells. This enables us to develop technologies for the testing of fuel cell powertrains, which will allow OEMs to meet future challenges,” says AVL’s CEO Helmut List.