GAUSSIN is a French manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. SYMBIO is the Faurecia & Michelin joint venture specializing in hydrogen fuel cell systems. The two companies have recently announced a MoU. The agreement “will accelerate the development of GAUSSIN’s range of hydrogen vehicles with the
integration of SYMBIO’s customized H2 solutions in its ATM vehicles”, as stated by Gaussin.
SYMBIO, a company of French origin, is based near Lyon, less than 300 km from the GAUSSIN site in Héricourt. The partnership between the two companies would strengthen the French hydrogen mobility sector and the power of Made in France in this strategic sector.
GAUSSIN and SYMBIO: the details of the collaboration
GAUSSIN will employ SYMBIO StackPack proprietary fuel cell systems in its vehicles. The physical mechanism behind the fuel cell is to generate electricity in a cell by bringing hydrogen and air into contact with a catalyst. The electricity generated by the chemical reaction is used to power an electric motor, with water vapor as the only residue released. This technology is therefore particularly relevant for the most demanding electrical applications, in order to achieve levels of performance that the battery alone cannot meet. The result is real gains in autonomy, recharge time and power.
Statements from the CEOs
“This strategic partnership with GAUSSIN allows us to broaden the scope of applications of hydrogen
technology for logistics operations and to demonstrate its power: zero emission without compromising
performance. We are honored to accompany a committed and innovative player like GAUSSIN, to
accelerate the deployment of clean mobility. We are determined to put our know-how and technologies
at the service of the decarbonization of our society, which is a major challenge,” said Philippe Rosier,
CEO of SYMBIO.
“This Memorandum of Understanding with SYMBIO is a new decisive step in the development of
GAUSSIN’s hydrogen range. It reflects the continuation of our efforts in this field after an already
particularly rich year 2022, marked in particular by the success of our H2 Racing Truck in the Dakar
Rally. The strategic partnership we are discussing should enable us to accelerate the marketing of ever more efficient hydrogen vehicles and thus enable GAUSSIN to maintain its technological lead in this sector, which is more than ever essential for the clean mobility of tomorrow”, said Christophe Gaussin, CEO of GAUSSIN.