Increased Power & Efficiency in a Compact Design
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.
Passenger Vehicle Solutions
Commercial Vehicle Solutions
1. Two Stage Electric Compressor
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.
2. New Generation of Modular FC compressor: Optional Turbine
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.
Latest Fuel Cell videos
Lutz Glaeser, Fuel Cell GM, presents Garrett’s Fuel Cell offering
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…
Garrett Fuel Cell Technology Presentation
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 on the Commercial Vehicle innovations presented at IAA 2022
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…
Garrett Fuel Cell Innovation Timeline
2 Bootstrap turbo tompressors (Full and Partial Flow Sizes)
TEPCO 5MW Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell Power Plant
Turbo compressor DoE
50kW PEM Fuel Cell for Light Duty Vehicle
Motor Driven Turbo compressor
PEM Fuel Cell System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Turbo compressor with VNT
DoE 80kW PEM Fuel Cell System for Light Duty Vehicle
Series Production Motor Driven Compressor
103kW PEM Fuel Cell System for Passenger Vehicle
New generation of modular Fuel Cell compressor: Optional Turbine Expander presented at Vienna Motor Symposium
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
Garrett Motion & REFIRE Technology Partner to Boost China Fuel Cell Vehicle Industrialization
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.
EXPAND YOUR FUEL CELL KNOWLEDGE
Electric Air Compressor Development to Meet Future PEM Fuel Cell Needs
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.
Whitepaper – Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles to Accelerate Electrification in the Global Auto Industry
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.
Whitepaper – Electric Air Compressor Development to Meet Future PEM Fuel Cell Needs
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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