Power generation for on-road vehicles

PowerCell Sweden has its roots in the automotive industry and the fuel cell technology we have developed is characterized by the industry's demands for high power in combination with a compact format and a design that can withstand the loads that a demanding use in vehicles entails.

Fuel cells – a key role in public transportation

Hydrogen-electric fuel cell powered public transportation plays a key role when making our cities greener and more sustainable. Not only are fuel cell buses quieter and cheaper to operate  than diesel buses, they also have zero emissions. The technology is already in use – helping to decrease the total societal cost in urban areas worldwide.

Core benefits of fuel cells
Our research shows several major benefits when comparing fuel cells and fossil fuels.  A  hydrogen-powered bus helps our cities become quieter and cleaner. Firstly, the noise level is lower compared to a diesel bus, contributing to a higher comfort level. A conventional bus emits carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and  sulphur oxides (SOx) whereas a hydrogen-powered bus has zero emissions. The cost for fuel is also lower for a fuel cell bus: 0.48 EUR/km compared to 0.60 EUR/km for a bus with a conventional drivetrain. When it comes to fuel economy, a hydrogen looking at fuel consumption per 100 km.

Societal benefits
Societies around the world  are becoming increasingly aware of the  societal costs linked to the use of fossil fuels – the emissions contains harmful components causing health-related issues and rising healthcare costs and the noise generated by combustion engines lead to lower comfort levels for passengers and operators as well as the surrounding society. .  Hydrogen-powered public transportation, on the other hand, help to decrease the societal cost. Lower noise levels and the absence of toxic emissions contribute to healthier citizens and greener cities.

Strategic cooperation strengthens the position in the vehicle segment

Achieving commercial success in such a demanding and volume-oriented segment, however, requires more than good technology - it requires opportunities for both broad industrialization and commercialization. With regard to our PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack for the vehicle segment, PowerCell Sweden has therefore chosen to enter into a strategic partnership with Robert Bosch GmbH, one of the world's leading suppliers to the automotive industry with development resources and manufacturing facilities in a large number of important markets. Together, we are now developing a new and improved version of the PowerCell S3 that will meet all the tough demands of the automotive industry and which at the same time will be able to mass-produce in large volumes in the most efficient way possible.

Once the new and improved version of the S3 is ready, Bosch will for seven years have an exclusive right to produce and and sell it to the vehicle segment. As PowerCell Sweden is entitled to the improvements to the stack that will be the result of our joint development, the improved version of S3 will also benefit our customers in other segments. The agreement with Bosch is a prime example of cooperation where all parties become winners.


For 25 years, PowerCell has developed fuel cells for the very demanding automotive industry. We believe that our technology is the foremost among the world’s top suppliers. Today our experience stretches over many fields of operation and we have systems  developed for marine applications, as well as for off-road and  stationary power. It is scalable from kW to MW, fuel efficient and high performing at low cost. We pride  ourselves for working close to our clients, forming  relevant partnerships and delivering a value-adding, complete solution.

PowerCellution is the product brand, owned by PowerCell Sweden AB. 

For on-road inquiries please contact:
Dr. Andreas BodénDirector Sales and Marketingandreas.boden@powercell.sePhone +46 (0) 73 910 37 07
Robert Bosch GmbHContact inquires, S3 for Car, Bus and Truck applicationkontakt@bosch.comPhone +49 711 400 40990

PowerCellution is challenging the current power generation systems. Through hydrogen-electrification fuel cell technology, helping our customers reach their zero emission goals. PowerCellution is the product brand, owned by PowerCell Sweden AB. 

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