Mobile fuel cells: electricity in service vehicles

Service vehicles and special equipment

Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG), Cologne (GER)

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What type of application does your case relate to?

The Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) uses the fuel cells in its inspection vehicles. They are used to charge the auxiliary batteries, safeguarding the vehicle‘s supply of energy while on-site inspections are being carried out.

What problems or challenges needed to be addressed with your application?

The inspection vehicles operated by the Federal Office for Goods Transport are equipped with a lot of technology that demands a sizeable amount of energy. A reliable, continuous supply of energy is especially important during on-site inspections. Until now, the vehicles had to be driven for a suitably long period of time in order to sufficiently charge the auxiliary batteries.

Why did you choose the EFOY Pro?

When the Federal Office opted for EFOY fuel cells, there was no comparable system on the market. A test phase confirmed the system’s success. SFC Energy was also able to ensure that the tank cartridges needed to operate the fuel cells are available across Germany.

The solution:
EFOY Pro fuel cells

The EFOY Pro fuel cells are available in various performance categories, with outputs ranging from 45 W for small-scale power systems to a 500 W module for UPS solutions.

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How did you integrate the EFOY Pro in your application?

The fuel cells are installed into the inspection vehicles’ rear cabinets and connected to the auxiliary battery.

How many EFOYs do you use, or do you combine other energy sources too?

Currently, the Federal Office is using around 400 EFOY Pro fuel cells in its inspection vehicles. We are currently not using any additional source of energy.

What benefits does the EFOY Pro bring you in your application? Are you able to quantify these benefits?

The EFOY Pro fuel cells ensure the optimum supply of energy to our inspection vehicles while on-site inspections are being carried out.

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