Bosch lays the Center of the fuel elements in China

Bosch lays the Center of the fuel elements in China

Bosch lays the Center of the fuel elements in China

3 December 2019

Bosch laid the Foundation of the R&D center for the development and implementation of fuel cells in China


Alexander Klimov, photos,,    

Last week, the German company Bosch has opened in the Eastern Chinese city of Whisker development center batteries based on fuel cells to supply their growing local market of vehicles running on fuel cells, called FCEV. 

The center, which invested 35 million yuan (€4.5 million) due to open in mid-city 2020 and reach full capacity in 2021. According to the press service of Bosch he will be the first company for the development of fuel cells and electric drive in General, which is the world-famous German the supplier organizes in Germany. 

At the groundbreaking ceremony (photo screensaver) future enterprise in Wuxi, the President of Bosch Powertrain Solutions Dr. Uwe Gackstatter said, "Being the first of its kind outside of Germany, the center of fuel cell marks another strategic step for Bosch to accelerate large-scale production and introduction of products based on fuel cells". He added: "the advantages of the technology for the electrification of heavy commercial vehicles is obvious, and including zero local emissions (per vehicle – ed.) and high energy conversion efficiency and a broad range of hydrogen sources".

New R&D center of Bosch in Wuxi will mainly develop, test and is limited to produce (pilot series, practicing large-scale production technology – ed.), fuel elements and system batteries on their basis, including their key components. 

Regional President of Bosch Powertrain Solutions China Mr. Wang Weilan said: "China is a strategically important market for the development and application of fuel cells. The center of the fuel elements in Wuxi will gradually increase the competitiveness of the Bosch at the local level, while development and application of key components of fuel cells such as valves, injection of hydrogen and electronic air compressors, as well as the production of complete industrial designs of fuel cells, will create a solid Foundation for mass production in the future. in addition, it will help us better serve our local customers through innovative technology, localized products and flexible business models to support the transformation and upgrading of the automotive industry in China for e-mobility".

1.jpgIn recent years, an increasing number of Chinese manufacturers of buses, such as Group and Zhongtong bus Higer Bus and so on., develop and vnedryat the buses are not in the usual batteries, and fuel cell (FCEBUS). 3.jpgas a result of sale on fuel cells (FCEV), almost all of which are FCEBUS fast growing throughout China. 


Thus, according to the China Association of automobile manufacturers (SAAM), in the first ten months of this year across the country were sold 1327 units of the FCEV, which is eight times more (!), than a year earlier.

PS by the Way, the canadian pioneer in the production of hydrogen fuel cell company Ballard Power Systems Inc., which for four decades fought against the internal combustion engine not having arrived, and this year it was first shown for the first half of this year that became a sensation on the stock exchange and leads to a reassessment of the world's automakers prospects of development of fuel cells (Fuell Cell), which even at this stage vyigryvayut from the electrochemical cell in the parameters of the reserve (in excess of 700-750 km) and speed of refueling (<5 min). 



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