The Franche-Comté region and La Poste (French postal service) are testing hydrogen based range extender kits from Symbio FCell in Kangoo Z.E. electric mail delivery vehicles.
As part of a performance validation test in real working conditions, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric vans used by La Poste will be equipped with hydrogen fuel cell range extender kits by Symbio FCell.
They will be deployed in the first quarter of 2014 on mail delivery platforms. These vehicles, with a combination of a hydrogen fuel cell and batteries, offer an extended range that performs even under the most demanding conditions: mail routes of 100 km or more through the cold, hilly and mountainous terrain.
The Symbio FCell range extender solution is based on a modular system and ranges from 5 kW to 20 kW (based on 5 kW stacks). This modular system reduces production costs and address the power requirement portfolio of diverse vehicle markers.
The Symbio FCell offer includes standard CAN-Bus and electrical interfaces, cooling output and maintenance software. Our range extender systems are adapted to the specifications of each battery powered vehicle model, making this a non-intrusive, integrated hybridization solution.
This system is expected to double the range of the electric cars used for postal delivery.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]