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HYVIA presents Master City Bus H2-TECH at the Salon des Maires, France: first hydrogen-powered urban minibus in Europe

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HYVIA PRESENTS MASTER CITY BUS H2-TECH AT THE SALON DES MAIRES, FRANCE: FIRST HYDROGEN-POWERED URBAN MINIBUS IN EUROPE

21 November 2022

  • For the second year, HYVIA participates at the « Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales », from 22 to 24 November at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles.
  • HYVIA presents Master City Bus H2-TECH, the first hydrogen urban minibus in Europe, on the Renault Group booth B34 in Hall 3: this zero-emission urban minibus can carry up to 15 passengers with an autonomy of about 300 km and 5 minutes refueling time.
  • Manufactured in France and on the road by mid-2023, this minibus is already referenced by UGAP, France’s leading public procurement agency.
  • Moreover, the Master City Bus H2-TECH distribution network is emerging throughout Europe with partners such as PVI (France), MELLOR (Sweden, Norway and Finland), TRIBUS (Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Luxembourg) and QIBUS (Italy).
  • With first customers such as: RATP Dev, a major player in passenger transport in Europe, B.E. GREEN, a pioneer in zero-emission bus rental in France, MILLA, a pioneer in autonomous buses in France, and STROOMLIJN, a public transport specialist in the Netherlands.

Since its creation in June 2021, HYVIA has been at the “Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales”, which brings together the largest number of elected officials and territorial players all working daily on the management and development of territories in France. The hydrogen mobility sector is progressing fast. And HYVIA is accelerating. HYVIA, a company based in France, presented a hydrogen van at the Paris Motor Show that is now on the roads of France and Europe. And Europe’s first hydrogen-powered urban minibus, which we are presenting at this show, will be on the road by mid-2023.

David Holderbach CEO HYVIA

Technical data: Zero emission, 5 minutes of refueling time and 300 km autonomy

– With a 300 km autonomy, Master City Bus H2-TECH can carry up to 15 passengers (9 seated, 6 standing) with easy and safe access for people with reduced mobility.
– The vehicle has an integral low floor for maximum accessibility for all passengers.
– Master City Bus H2-TECH is equipped with a 30 kW fuel cell, a 33 kWh battery and a tank containing 4.5 kg of hydrogen at 350 bar.
– It meets the needs of companies, municipalities and local public services committed to low-carbon mobility.
– For more information: https://www.hyvia.eu/vehicle/master-city-bus-h2-tech/

Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH (*)

Dimensions & Configuration

Length 6 225 mm
Cabin width with/without mirrors 2 470/2 070 mm
Height 2 750 mm
Front overhang 869 mm
Wheelbase 4 332 mm
Rear overhang 1 040 mm
Floor height Front/Rear 250/350 mm
Internal height Front/Rear 1 900/1 800 mm
Ground clearance 170 mm
Internal width 1 765 mm
Total turning radius 16,2 m
Turning radius between sidewalk 15,7 m
Suspensions Front/Rear mechanical with Independent wheels
Types Front/Rear 235/75 R16
9 seated passengers + 6 standing passengers + driver
7 seated passengers + 4 standing passengers + 1 wheelchair + driver
Specific wide windows (10m2)
Electric plug 32A
Hydrogen refuelling plug @350b compatible 700b (max flow 60g/sec)

Powertrain & H2 system & Weight & Performances

Type Traction
Electric motor Renault
Power / Torque 57 kW/225 Nm
Lithium-Ion battery capacity 33 kWh
Battery voltage 400 V
Onboard charger 7 kW
Fuel Cell power 30 kW
Embedded hydrogen 4,5 kg
H2 tank pressure 350b
GVW 4 500 kg
Front axle capacity (min / max) 1 650 kg /1 850 kg
Rear axle capacity (min / max) 1 500 kg /2 800 kg
Payload 1 050 kg
Vehicle range up to 300 km
H2 refuelling time 5 min
Max battery charging time 5 hours
Max speed 70 km/h
H2 consumption (without A/C & Heating system) 2 kg H2/ 100 km
Max slope starting capacity (Empty/GVW) 20% / 15%

Basic equipment

ABS / Drivers airbag / ESP
Double electric sliding door with anti-pinch system
Specific area for the front destination sign
Suspended driver seat
Hill start system
Electric heating system for driver & passengers
Driver’s air conditioning system
Heated rear-view mirror
Onboard computer & Radio R&GO
Fog maker system
Bus stopping sign
Roof mounted continuous lighting strips
Manual flip ramp to side entrance
Specific wheelchair area
Non slip vinyl walkway floor covering TBC
Charging cable 32A – 6m

Options

Additional air conditioning system for passengers
Anti-fog lights
Reverse camera & radar
Destination signs (Front + lateral + rear)
Electrical predispositions
Passengers counting system
Control video system
Internal screen for passengers
Extended audio system
Passenger ticketing system
Bicycle alarm system
USB kit for passengers
FMS plug
Driver’s glass protection & Cash drawer
Specific covering or painting
Tachograph & Breathalyzer

 

* Provisional data

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After Paris, HYVIA presents Master Van H2-TECH in Brussels during the european hydrogen week

14 October 2022

  • After revealing Renault Master Van H2-TECH at the Paris Motor Show from 17 to 23 October, HYVIA is moving to the European capital. The brand will exhibit its hydrogen van in its production version at the Hydrogen Europe show (Stand 9A, Hall 11).
  • Mehdi Ferhan, COO HYVIA, will be speaking at the High Level Policy Conference on 25 October on the theme of the transformation of the hydrogen mobility sector. This round table is part of the European Hydrogen Week (24-28 October), the biggest annual event dedicated to hydrogen.
  • HYVIA is a joint venture between Renault Group and Plug, created in June 2021. Today, HYVIA is ready to hit the roads of Europe with the Master Van H2-TECH: zero emissions, 5- minute recharge time and 400 km range. With 12 m3 of volume and 1.80 m height in the loading area, it is the ideal vehicle for transporters and fleets.
  • HYVIA has recently been confirmed as part of the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) “Hy2Tech”, a major step to develop partnerships with many French and European players. HYVIA will benefit from the support of the French government for the development of several generations of vehicles, and for the deployment of its fuel cell plant.

After a week spent at the Paris Motor Show, we are now very proud to present our hydrogen van on the European stage. HYVIA is ready to hit the road in Europe with the Renault Master Van H2-TECH, for which reservations have recently been opened online. The brand is taking a decisive step in its development, and we are supported by the European Commission, which reinforces our choices. HYVIA is based in France and is aiming for a 30% share of the European market for hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles by 2030.

Mehdi Ferhan COO HYVIA

After Paris, HYVIA unveils Master Van H2-TECH, in its serial version, in Brussels

Master Van H2-TECH is a hydrogen van, with a load volume of 12m3, adapted to the transport of goods and parcels, which meets the needs of professionals for their intensive use. It is equipped with a 30 kW fuel cell, a 33 kWh battery and tanks containing 6.4 kg of hydrogen (4 tanks of 1.6 kg).

Its main advantages are zero emissions, a recharge time of 5 minutes and a range of 400 km. It has a height of 1.80 m in the loading area, making it possible to stand upright inside and facilitating the organisation and delivery of goods and packages.

Master Van H2-TECH is manufactured in France: production of the vehicle at the Batilly plant, assembly and testing of the fuel cell at the HYVIA plant in Flins and integration of the fuel cell at Gretz- Armainvilliers, near Paris.

Find the technical characteristics of the vehicle on the QR code below:

Master Van H2-TECH is exhibited with a hydrogen refueling station and a fuel cell prototype. See you at Hydrogen Europe (Stand 9A, Hall 11) from 25 to 27 October 2022.

Reservations for 2023 are now open on the new HYVIA website: www.hyvia.eu.

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PARIS MOTOR SHOW 2022: HYDROGEN REVOLUTION IS ON HYVIA IS ON THE ROAD, MADE IN FRANCE

  • Just one year after its prototype version unveiled in October 2021, HYVIA presents at Paris Motor Show 2022 (October 17-23, Hall 3, Booth 1) the hydrogen-powered Renault Master Van H2-TECH in its production version, made in France and going on the road in Europe.
  • Hydrogen revolution is on and HYVIA is now on the road. HYVIA has been recently confirmed as part of the Important Project of Common European Interest – “Hy2Tech”. It is a major step for its future development.
  • First tests of Master Van H2-TECH are being initiated with innovative and valuable partners like AIRBUS, Alpine F1 Team, CHRONOPOST, ENGIE, ORANGE, EQUANS, HAMBURGER HAFEN UND LOGISTIK AG, PACKETA and MAXIMATOR HYDROGEN GmbH.
  • HYVIA also exhibits its prototypes Master City Bus H2-TECH and Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH, that will go on the road next year, as well as a H2 refueling station and a fuel cell prototype. A H2 tanks demonstrator is also on display, from our strategic partner FORVIA.

HYVIA is a human, technological and industrial adventure, moving fast since its creation a little over a year ago, facing big challenges. And here we are at Mondial de l’Auto, a major and emblematic international motor show, proud to present the production version of our hydrogen-powered Renault Master Van H2-TECH. Our H2 van is produced in France and HYVIA is based in France. And the vehicle is going on the road in Europe. Two weeks ago, HYVIA has been recognized as one of the 10 confirmed projects in France, part of the Important Project of Common European Interest. Hydrogen revolution is on. In a context of urgent energy transition, more and more strategic partners are starting test phases with our H2 vehicle. We are also continuing to deploy our H2 ecosystem in our HYVIA plant in Flins, with the ramp-up of our fuel cell assembly and testing line and the ongoing installations of our line for charging stations. Our first electrolyzer is being installed. Congratulations HYVIA team!

David Holderbach CEO HYVIA

HYVIA unveils the production version of Master Van H2-TECH going on the road, made in France

– Main advantages: zero emissions, 5 minutes refueling time and 400 km range.
– Master Van H2-TECH is a hydrogen-powered large van, with a loading volume of 12m3, adapted to the transport of goods and packages, that meets the needs of professionals for their intensive usages. It is equipped with a 30-kW fuel cell, a 33-kWh battery and tanks containing 6,4 kg of hydrogen (4 tanks of 1.6 kg).
– And an important asset of the van: a height of 1m80 in the cargo area, allowing to stand inside and to ease organization and delivery of goods and packages.
– On the booth, Master Van H2-TECH is displayed with a H2 refueling station and a fuel cell prototype, as well as a H2 tanks demonstrator by FORVIA. This demonstrator illustrates the integration of the hydrogen tanks on the vehicle. FORVIA is a strategic partner for HYVIA, also part of the Important Project of Common European Interest.
– Master Van H2-TECH is made in France: vehicle production at Batilly plant, fuel cell assembly and testing in Flins at HYVIA plant and fuel cell integration at Gretz-Armainvilliers near Paris.
– 2023 Bookings are now open on HYVIA new website hyvia.eu.
– Find all the technical specifications of the production version of the van on the QR code below.

HYVIA is part of Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) “Hy2Tech”

– It is a major step for its future development.
– HYVIA will get support from the French government for the development of several generations of vehicles, and for the growth of its fuel cell plant, inaugurated in March 2022.
– Being part of this IPCEI will generate partnerships with many other French and European actors.

HYVIA is initiating tests with innovative and valuable partners

At Paris Motor Show, HYVIA is announcing additional strategic partners: AIRBUS and Alpine F1 Team, for their logistics needs.

At IAA Transportation Hanover in September, HYVIA had announced its first partners for the pilot phase:
– In France, CHRONOPOST, French leader in express delivery, ENGIE, a global reference in low carbon energy and services, ORANGE, one of the leaders in telecommunications services in France and around the world, as well as EQUANS, world leader in multitechnical services.
– In Germany, HAMBURGER HAFEN UND LOGISTIK AG, a major European logistics company, PACKETA, a digital platform for e-commerce and solutions for parcel delivery across the world, and MAXIMATOR HYDROGEN GmbH, leading provider and developer of hydrogen refueling stations and H2 technologies.

HYVIA is preparing the future

Master City Bus H2-TECH prototype is also on display. It is an urban minibus to carry up to 15 passengers, ideal for businesses, municipalities, and local public services.
– The distribution network of the minibus is taking shape with partners such as PVI (France), MELLOR (Sweden, Norway and Finland), TRIBUS (Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Luxembourg) and QIBUS (Italy).
– The first pilot customers: RATP Dev, a major player in passenger transport in Europe, B.E. GREEN, a pioneer in zero-emission bus rental in France, MILLA, a pioneer in autonomous buses in France, and STROOMLIJN, a public transport specialist in Netherlands.

Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH prototype is also on site. This version allows great possibilities of tailor-made conversions: projects are progressing, in particular for refrigerated, tipper, bucket or large volume versions

Last but not least, a strategic asset of our ecosystem: after-sales is being set up with the training of pilot dealers in Europe.

And more to come in our HYVIA plant in Flins, near Paris:
– the ramp-up of the fuel cell assembly and testing line,
– the on-going H2 station assembly and testing line,
– and a first 1 MW electrolyzer.

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IAA transportation 2022, Hanover HYVIA accelerates its deployment

  • HYVIA participates in the IAA Transportation in Hanover, Germany, from 20 to 25 September 2022, next to the Renault booth (E70 – Hall 13). The brand exhibits, for the first time at a major car show, its whole range of hydrogen-powered vehicles: Master Van H2-TECH, Master City Bus H2-TECH (in a sublimated version), and Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH, as well as H2 refueling station and fuel cell prototypes.

HYVIA is initiating tests of Master Van H2-TECH with innovative partners like:
– CHRONOPOST, French leader in express delivery, ENGIE, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services, ORANGE, one of the leaders in telecommunications services in France and around the world, as well as EQUANS, world leader in multi-technical services
– In Germany: HAMBURGER HAFEN UND LOGISTIK AG, a major European logistics company, PACKETA, a digital platform for e-commerce and solutions for parcel delivery across the world, and MAXIMATOR HYDROGEN GmbH, leading provider and developer of hydrogen refueling stations and H2 technologies.

Concerning the Master City Bus H2-TECH:
– The distribution network is taking shape with partners such as PVI (France), MELLOR (Sweden, Norway and Finland), TRIBUS (Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Luxembourg) and QIBUS (Italy).
– The first pilot customers: RATP Dev, a major player in passenger transport in Europe, B.E. GREEN, a pioneer in zero-emission bus rental in France, MILLA, a pioneer in autonomous buses in France, and STROOMLIJN, a public transport specialist in Netherlands.

  • Conversion projects on Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH are progressing in particular for refrigerated, tipper, bucket or large volume versions.
  • Last but not least, a strategic asset of our ecosystem: after-sales is being set up with the training and preparation of pilot dealers in Europe.

Just over a year after the creation of HYVIA, here we are at the IAA Transportation in Hanover, Germany, a country at the leading edge of H2 mobility deployment. On this occasion, we are presenting our three hydrogen vehicles which are gradually coming on the roads, with solutions and services from the unique ecosystem we offer. We thank the many innovative and valuable partners who trust us. The challenge of hydrogen mobility is considerable! To illustrate this objective, this summer we also partnered with the Alpine F1 Team during the French Formula 1 Grand Prix to exchange and share the technological challenges of hydrogen mobility that await us. The energy transition and our enthusiasm are our driving forces in meeting these challenges.

David Holderbach CEO HYVIA
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HYVIA is official partner of BWT Alpine F1 team and the smart & sustainable mobility forum of the formula 1 grand prix de France

  • HYVIA is the official partner of BWT Alpine F1 Team 2022 at the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France.

– From July 22 to 24, on the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, the Alpine A522 will proudly display the logo of HYVIA, a joint venture between Renault Group and Plug dedicated to hydrogen mobility.
– This partnership embodies the strong links between Renault Group, BWT Alpine F1 Team and Plug as well as their common investment in high-end technology and the transition to low-carbon mobility, with a major anchorage in France.
– This is a first step towards a future collaboration between HYVIA and BWT Alpine F1 Team for its logistic needs. HYVIA provides professionals with a range of 3 Renault Master H2-TECH (Van, Chassis Cab and City Bus).

  • HYVIA is also the official partner of the Smart & Sustainable Mobility Forum 2022 organized by the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France on the Circuit Paul Ricard.

– On July 22, David Holderbach, CEO HYVIA, will participate in the conference “Fueling the future with hydrogen” and speak about the challenges of hydrogen mobility with major actors of the H2 sector.
– Through this event, HYVIA, Renault Group, BWT Alpine F1 Team, Plug and the Grand Prix de France reinforce their commitment to sustainable mobility.

Renault Group has strong ambitions in Formula 1 with BWT Alpine F1 Team and in hydrogen mobility with HYVIA, the joint venture we created with Plug. Complementary to our electric offer, hydrogen provides a promising carbon free mobility alternative to support the energy transition.

Luca de Meo CEO Renault Group

As leader in hydrogen solutions, Plug share the values of high-technology excellence with BWT Alpine F1 Team and with HYVIA. Plug already brings its expertise to HYVIA on fuel cells, H2 refueling stations and electrolyzers.

Andy Marsh CEO Plug

One year after its creation, HYVIA begins the launch of three hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles with a complete and unique H2 ecosystem. It is a major human, technological and industrial challenge that we share with Renault Group, Plug and BWT Alpine F1 Team.

David Holderbach CEO HYVIA

The Formula 1 Grand Prix de France is pleased to organize for the second consecutive year this Forum dedicated to the mobility of tomorrow. This moment of discussion will be an opportunity to recall that motorsport is a wonderful laboratory for transferring technologies from the track to the road, with the aim of safer and more sustainable mobility.

Éric Boullier General Director GIP Grand Prix de France – Le Castellet

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Hannover messe 2022 HYVIA presents Renault master van h2-tech

  • After participating in World Hydrogen 2022 in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and HyVolution in Paris (France), HYVIA concludes the month of May with the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Europe exhibition in Hannover (Germany).
  • These are three strategic markets for HYVIA, which is aiming for a 30% market share in hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in Europe by 2030 with the launch of Renault Master H2-TECH: a van, a chassis cab and a bus carrying up to 15 passengers.
  • Created from the expertise of two leaders, Renault Group and Plug Power, HYVIA offers a complete ecosystem for driving on hydrogen: a range of hydrogen-powered LCVs, an H2 refueling station, the production of green hydrogen by electrolyser and also fleet management and maintenance solutions.
  • Meet HYVIA at Hannover Messe on booth C62 (Hall 13), from May 30 to June 2, 2022, with Renault Master Van H2-TECH (12 m3 volume, up to 500 km range), an H2 refueling station and a unique open fuel cell prototype.

 

 

After France and Netherlands, we are ending this month of May in Germany! Three markets highly invested in hydrogen mobility, three markets where the key players in the hydrogen sector are bursting with ideas and initiatives, three markets where our HYVIA ecosystem makes sense.

David Holderbach CEO HYVIA

Renault Master Van H2-TECH on the road from mid-2022

Master Van H2-TECH answers the needs of businesses, fleets, and local authorities. It is a big van for the transport of goods and packages, with a loading volume of 12 m 3 and a range of up to 500 km. It is equipped with a 30 kW fuel cell, a 33 kWh battery and tanks containing 6 kg of hydrogen (4 tanks of 1.5 kg). Master Van H2-TECH is expected to be on European roads from mid-2022.

Driving on hydrogen with the HYVIA ecosystem

Hydrogen mobility is particularly appropriate today for light commercial vehicles, enabling extended range for high loads and intensive use. The HYVIA range of hydrogen-powered LCVs with zero CO2 emissions* offers an increased range of up to 500 km and a refueling time of 5 minutes. It includes a van version with a loading volume of 12 m³ (Master Van H2-TECH), a chassis cab version with a large volume of 20 m³ (Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH) and a minibus that can carry up to 15 passengers (Master City Bus H2-TECH). HYVIA also offers H2 refueling station, the production of low-carbon hydrogen, maintenance, and fleet management solutions.

HYVIA: a French brand of high technology

HYVIA is based in France on four sites. The head office, engineering and R&D center are located in Villiers-Saint-Frédéric. Renault Master is produced at the Batilly plant. Electric and hydrogen integration is provided by PVI, a Renault Group subsidiary, at Gretz-Armainvilliers. Finally, the HYVIA plant in Flins assembles and tests fuel cells based on Plug Power’s leading technology. At the end of 2022, the plant will also start assembling H2 refueling stations and the production of low-carbon hydrogen with a first 1MW electrolyzer.

HYVIA will meet the players of the hydrogen industry on its booth to also discover its unique fuel cell prototype illustrating its functioning and the hydrogen flows.

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HYVIA back to hyvolution with Renault master chassis cab h2-tech

  • For the second consecutive year, HYVIA, the joint venture between Renault Group and Plug Power dedicated to hydrogen mobility, participates in the HyVolution tradeshow, the major event for hydrogen professionals in France and Europe, on May 11 and 12 (Paris Event Center – booth J22).
  • HYVIA is the only exhibitor to present a large light commercial hydrogen vehicle: Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH, conceived for tailor-made conversions, in particular with its 20m³ large volume van version.
  • To discover how the fuel cell works, visit the HYVIA booth and discover a design prototype.
  • HYVIA offers a portfolio of three hydrogen powered light commercial vehicles: a van, a chassis cab and a city bus, with a range of up to 500 km, as well as a complete ecosystem of H2 stations, H2 production and associated services.
  • The first vehicles are expected to be on the road from mid-2022.

All HYVIA teams will be present again this year at this major event, HyVolution. Totally mobilized, we are on track to commercialize our next hydrogen vehicles from mid-2022, as illustrated by the inauguration of our plant last March in Flins in France, where we have started the assembly and testing of our fuel cells.

David Holderbach CEO HYVIA

Renault Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH

The vehicle exhibited at HyVolution highlights on-board hydrogen technology.
The Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH is ideal for intensive professional use with a range of almost 250 km. It has been conceived for tailor-made conversions, such as a large volume van version of 20 m³ adapted to the transport of goods with a payload of up to 1,000 kg. Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH is equipped with a 30 kW fuel cell, a 33 kWh battery and tanks containing 3 kg of hydrogen (2 tanks of 1.5 kg) at 700 bars.

A fuel cell produced in the HYVIA plant in Flins, France

A unique prototype of an open fuel cell is also on display on our stand to illustrate how it works, its components and the associated flows: hydrogen, air, water and power, for increased range. Inaugurated on March 15, 2022, the HYVIA plant in Flins assembles and tests these 30 kW fuel cells. Based on advanced Plug Power technology, the power of the fuel cells offered by HYVIA will be adjustable according to usages.
At the end of 2022, the plant will also start the assembly of H2 refueling stations and the production of hydrogen with a first 1 MW electrolyzer.

HYVIA: A FULL ecosystem for hydrogen mobility

Equipped with this fuel cell, the HYVIA range of hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles with zero CO2 emissions* offers an increased range of up to 500 km and a refueling time of 5 minutes. It includes a van version with a loading volume of 12 m³ (Master Van H2-TECH), a chassis cab version with a large volume of 20 m³ (Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH) and a minibus that can carry up to 15 passengers (Master City Bus H2-TECH).
In addition to hydrogen vehicles, HYVIA offers turnkey solutions: H2 refueling stations, production of
decarbonated hydrogen, maintenance, and fleet management solutions.

Head office, engineering and R&D, plant, integration of hydrogen systems and vehicle production: HYVIA is based in France and is a major player in hydrogen in France, for marketing on European markets.

* When driving, neither CO2 nor other regulated air pollutants, in accordance with the WLTP certification.

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HYVIA exhibits Renault master van h2-tech at world hydrogen 2022 in Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • HYVIA, the joint venture between Renault Group and Plug Power dedicated to hydrogen mobility, will participate for the first time in the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition 2022 in Rotterdam, the international event of hydrogen pioneers, from May 9 to 11 (booth A20).
  • The opportunity for thousands of visitors to discover Renault Master Van H2-TECH, a 12 m³ hydrogen van on the HYVIA booth with its H2 refueling station.
  • Very active in the whole H2 ecosystem, the Netherlands is one of HYVIA’s priority markets.
  • Since its creation in June 2021, HYVIA has developed a portfolio of three hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles: a van, a city bus and a chassis cab; as well as an ecosystem of turnkey solutions for hydrogen mobility (H2 refueling stations, hydrogen production and associated services). The first vehicles are expected to be on the road from mid-2022.
  • HYVIA is based in France. Its ambition is to reach a 30% market share of light commercial H2 vehicles in Europe by 2030.

The HYVIA team will move to Rotterdam to take part in this major international event, the World Hydrogen Summit, with the ambition of reinforcing its links with the local actors of the Dutch hydrogen sector. The Netherlands is a pioneer country for hydrogen initiatives in Europe and is one of the strategic markets for HYVIA’s development in Europe.

David Holderbach CEO HYVIA

HYVIA: a hydrogen ecosystem

HYVIA, a contraction of HY for “hydrogen” and the Latin word VIA for “road”, offers a complete and unique ecosystem of turnkey solutions: three hydrogen vehicles, H2 refueling stations, decarbonized hydrogen production, maintenance, and fleet management solutions. Advantages of the HYVIA portfolio of hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles: zero CO2 emissions*, an increased range of up to 500 km and a fast-fueling time of 5 minutes. It is composed of a van version with a loading volume of 12 m³ (Master Van H2-TECH), a minibus that can carry up to 15 passengers (Master City Bus H2- TECH) and a chassis cab version with a large volume of 20 m³ (Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH).

Renault Master Van H2-TECH on the road from mid-2022

This big van adapted to the transport of goods and packages, with a loading volume of 12 m3 meets the needs of companies, large businesses, fleets, and local collectivities. Master Van H2-TECH is equipped with a 30 kW fuel cell, a 33 kWh battery and tanks containing 6 kg of hydrogen (4 tanks of 1.5 kg).
The first Master Van H2-TECH are expected to be on the road from mid-2022.

* When driving, neither CO2 nor other regulated air pollutants, in accordance with the WLTP certification.

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HYVIA accelerates its hydrogen ecosystem and inaugurates its plant in Flins, France

  • Nine months after its creation, HYVIA, the Renault Group and Plug Power’s joint-venture dedicated to hydrogen mobility, inaugurates its plant at Refactory, Renault Group’s manufacturing site for the circular economy located in Flins, Ile-de-France.
  • This is the first step in a wider industrial project.
  • HYVIA is ready to start assembly and test of fuel cell modules based on Plug Power’s advanced technology. The 30kW fuel cell will power Renault Master H2-TECH portfolio (Van, Chassis Cab and City Bus).
  • By the end of 2022, the plant will also begin assembly of H2 refueling stations and the production of low carbon hydrogen with a first electrolyzer.
  • HYVIA confirms its anchoring based in France and the deployment of its complete solutions for hydrogen mobility. HYVIA’s ambition is to reach 30% of the LCV H2 European market by 2030.

Since its creation on June 3, 2021, HYVIA is moving fast. Our plant represents a major human, technological and industrial challenge. It is a fantastic illustration of our unique joint venture: we join the expertise of Renault Group, a dominant player in the automotive industry, and Plug Power, a world leader in turnkey hydrogen and fuel cell solutions.

David Holderbach HYVIA CEO

HYVIA plant is part of the Re-energy pilar of our strategic Refactory plant in Flins. Its ramp up embodies Renault Group’s strong ambitions in H2 mobility, complementary to electric mobility. It will contribute to increase local integration, creating value in France and Europe.

Luca de Meo Renault Group CEO

Plug Power is proud to see the assembly of its fuel cell here in France. We have been present in Europe for more than 10 years, being a major investor in the development of the European H2 sector. We have accelerated our growth with HYVIA, in partnership with Renault Group. Together, we’re taking meaningful steps to tackle climate change.

Andy Marsh Plug Power CEO

HYVIA plant: a wider industrial project

The HYVIA plant in Flins is the first step within a wider industrial project, beginning today with 3 000m² and a highly skilled team of about 15 employees: operators, managers and technicians coming from Flins manufacture.
The HYVIA plant enhances safety, environment, and quality: it is not only a main stake but a priority, applying the best practices from Renault Group and Plug Power.
By the end of 2022:

  • The fuel cell assembly & testing line will have a capacity of 1 000 fuel cell/year.
  • The H2 refueling station assembly line will begin.
  • The H2 supply will also begin with the installation of a 1MW electrolyzer that will supply H2 to the plant (450 kg H2 / day), for testing fuel cells and H2 refueling stations.
  • The plant will also operate with H2 powered forklifts.

In the coming years, the HYVIA plant will continue to ramp up with a second step, increasing local and vertical integration.

HYVIA fuel cell: a human, technological and industrial challenge

A human challenge

Like the rest of HYVIA staff, engineering, and manufacturing teams at Flins have embarked an ambitions challenge impacting the H2 ecosystem. To meet this ambition, engineers and operators in the plant have completed specialty training in France and in the United States, receiving the necessary expertise necessary to assemble and test a fuel cell.
The complementary skills of operational teams of both Renault Group and Plug Power are a key for HYVIA’s success.

A technological challenge

The 30kW fuel cell is a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology, designed based on the proven and durable Plug Power technology.
It brings together air and hydrogen, allowing increased power and range for mobility. Both air and hydrogen flows enter in the fuel cell stack, the “heart” of the fuel cell. The fuel cell stack consists of a negative electrode (anode) and positive electrode (cathode), separated by a polymer membrane. Hydrogen molecules are separated into electrons and cations. The electrons go to an external circuit, generating a flow of electricity that powers both our 33KWh battery and our 57kW electric engine. The cations go through the polymer membrane and are associated with anions of the air to create water.

An industrial challenge

The fuel cell stack is associated with a large system of approximately 450 components and flux (air, H2, power, coolant and water). The assembly line of HYVIA plant is ready to begin a complex component assembly including high power controller and convertor, air filter, compressor and humidifier, coolant system and the final assembly of the heart of the fuel cell.
The fuel cell test zone is operational thanks to H2 already on site and will ensure fuel cell quality and safety.

HYVIA: based in France

HYVIA confirms its industrial anchoring in France. HYVIA headquarters, engineering, R&D center, H2 integration and vehicle production are also based in France. Since its creation in 2021, HYVIA has grown to about 70 employees since its creation, including a strong engineering team.

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PRESS RELEASE

HYVIA reveals two new hydrogen vehicles

16 November 2021

  • HYVIA continues to lead green H2 mobility. After the reveal of Renault Master Van H2-TECH last month, HYVIA unveils two new Hydrogen Light Commercial Vehicles prototypes with zero CO2 emissions*, increased range, and 5 minutes refueling time.
  • Renault Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH is revealed at Solutrans from 16 to 20 November (Eurexpo Lyon, France). This vehicle allows a range of about 250km and great possibilities of tailor-made conversions. It meets the needs of professionals seeking a solution adapted to their needs, for instance the possibility of a box van conversion with a cargo space of 19m3.
  • Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH is presented for the first time at the Salon des Maires from 16 to 18 November (Porte de Versailles, Paris, France). This urban minibus can carry up to 15 passengers, with a range of about 300km. It is ideal for businesses, municipalities, and local public services.
  • They are equipped with a 30kW fuel cell that will be assembled in France. Vehicle, e-motor and hydrogen integration are also made in France.
  • Both vehicles will be available in 2022 with green hydrogen production and distribution solutions.

HYVIA is moving fast. After less than six months of existence, we unveiled three Hydrogen Light Commercial Vehicles: a Van, a Chassis Cab and a City Bus. To meet different usages, for professional fleets or territories. We also revealed our Hydrogen Refueling Station, to offer customer refueling options where hydrogen infrastructure is still in development. HYVIA is about concrete solutions to be on track to meet the challenges of green hydrogen mobility and decarbonization of transport.

David Holderbach HYVIA CEO

Renault Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH

  • With a range of about 250km, it enables more usages for professionals to extend autonomy for high loads and intensive use.
  • Tailored for conversions. The box van with its 19m3 is the first release convenient for large transport of goods and packages up to 1 000kg of payload.
  • Master Chassis Cab H2-TECH is equipped with a 30kW fuel cell, a 33kWh battery and tanks containing 3kg of hydrogen (2 tanks of 1,5 kg) at 700 bars.
  • The vehicle showcases the on-board hydrogen technology, enhancing the operation of the fuel cell and the hydrogen flows.

Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH

  • Master City Bus H2-TECH enables a range of about 300km, it can carry up to 15 passengers (9 sitting, 6 standing) and inclusive transportation with wheelchair accessible.
  • It meets the needs for businesses, municipalities, and local public services.
  • Master City Bus H2-TECH is equipped with a 30kW fuel cell, a 33kWh battery and a tank containing 4,5kg of hydrogen at 350 bars.

In a nutshell: full HYVIA ecosystem to be available in 2022

In 2022, HYVIA will deploy its full ecosystem:
– Renault Master Van H2-TECH: a large van for transporting goods and packages, with 12m3 of cargo volume and a range of up to 500km.
– Renault Master Chassis-Cab H2-TECH: for various conversions, including a box van of 19m3, with a range of 250km.
– Renault Master City Bus H2-TECH: an urban minibus that can carry up to 15 passengers, with a range of about 300km.
– HYVIA’s Hydrogen Refueling Station: for fast fueling time (5 minutes), as simple as thermic, to maximize vehicle availability.

Made in France:
– Renault Master is produced at Batilly plant in France.
– Electric and hydrogen integration is realized by PVI, a Renault Group subsidiary in GretzArmainvilliers.- E-motor is produced at Cleon plant.
– Fuel cell assembly and Hydrogen Refueling Station will begin at Flins plant.
– And more to come.

* When driving, neither CO2 nor other regulated air pollutants, in accordance with the WLTP certification.

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