Autotor establishes testing laboratories; Yuchai releases hydrogen engine

Avtotor aims to achieve the best performance in the field of electric propulsion.

Avtotor has agreed with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and the Government of the Kaliningrad Region for establishing testing laboratories under a special investment contract framework at Moscow Polytechnic University.

Under the agreement, the laboratories will focus on research and testing (including certification) of electric, hybrid (based on gas engine fuel) and hydrogen power plants, drives, traction batteries, protective automation and telemechanics systems. Furthermore, the agreement will also cover training and the development of proposals for energy-efficient technologies for new types of high-tech products.

Avtotor Holding LLC is a Russian automobile manufacturing company founded in 1994 in Kaliningrad Oblast. It produces cars under the brands BMW, KIA, Hyundai.

In a separate development, Yuchai has released China’s first commercial vehicle, hydrogen combustion engine, at the Beijing Institute of Technology. This is another milestone achievement in the application of hydrogen energy after the release of Yuchai’s hydrogen fuel cell.

The YCK05 hydrogen-fired engine adopts high-pressure multi-point inlet injection technology, high-efficiency low-inertia turbocharging technology, high-efficiency lean combustion technology and many other advanced special technologies. The subsystems have been fully optimised and upgraded to overcome technical problems such as easy tempering and explosion of hydrogen-fired engines and can be widely used in public transportation, municipal administration, environmental sanitation, logistics and distribution scenarios.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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