Garrett has been at the cutting edge of fuel cell innovation for more than 40 years. We launched the auto industry’s first fuel cell production car application in 2016, and now our global footprint and leadership in electrification systems – including E-Turbo – is helping drive worldwide adoption of this zero-emissions technology. Garrett’s high-pressure ratio electric compressors significantly increases the power density of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells while reducing compressor noise, allowing this clean energy technology to be applied to modern vehicles.
Our Two-Stage electric compressor boosts fuel cell stacks to higher pressures and flows, significantly improving efficiency and power density and enabling downsized packaging to fit and drive the electric powertrains of regular-sized vehicles.
The result is improved driving performance – and a major step on the pathway to a zero-emissions future.
The new generation product combined the knowledge of our base turbocharger business for aerodynamics, our new high-speed motor experience, and oil-free bearing experience. Capable of more than 150,000 RPM, our fuel cell compressor delivers leading performance and efficiency in a compact size.
Garrett’s fuel cell compressor is one of 3 main components within a fuel cell system – alongside the stack and the tank. Our compressor determines…
Our efficient, powerful and lightweight compressors fuse leading-edge automotive technologies to boost next-generation fuel cells and promote the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. Garrett’s high-pressure ratio…
Craig Balis, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Garrett Motion, presents the company’s in-house capabilities to design and manufacture highly engineered and differentiated…
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Garrett Motion signed a cooperation agreement with Shanghai-based REFIRE Technology Co., Ltd. to jointly develop advanced air compressor technology solutions for the future powertrain system of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).
A key challenge going forward will be making fuel cell systems smaller and more efficient so that the powertrain can be installed in conventional vehicles that offer the same interior space as today’s vehicles. That’s one of the achievements of the current-generation Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. The fuel cell stack is 30 percent smaller than the one in the previous generation, enabling Honda to increase the Clarity’s interior space.
The current model seats five, compared with the previous Clarity, which had room for four. That helps make it a benchmark for fuel cell vehicles in the years ahead. The compact, lightweight compressor supplies the air, which passes through at high pressure — more than 58 pounds per square inch. Higher pressure, combined with Honda’s more efficient fuel cell stacks, produces enough electric power to equal the performance of a V-6-powered sedan.
Discover the major design requirements of air compressors for Proton-Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells, and the key technologies and approaches that Garrett is developing in order to meet these requirements. Watch this webinar and find out more.
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will play a significant role alongside battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in the global pursuit of zero-emission vehicles in the coming years. The auto industry is investing in a new powertrain revolution using electrification.
Electric air compressor performance is critical to the proper functioning of a PEM fuel cell system;
Garrett leverages strong synergies in aerodynamics and bearing design from our turbocharger business to address core performance and durability challenges in fuel cell compressors;
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