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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology for Vehicles

Our efficient, powerful and lightweight compressors fuse leading-edge automotive technologies to boost next-generation fuel cells and promote the adoption of zero-emission cars and trucks.

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.

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Şubat 27, 2024

What is a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Air Compressor? Advancing Clean Energy Tech with Garrett’s Expertise

In the automotive industry’s quest for sustainable and eco-friendly energy solutions, hydrogen fuel cells stand out as a promising alternative to traditional power sources. These…

Ocak 5, 2024

Garrett Motion Earns Innovation Award for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Compressor Technology in China

  Garrett’s newest generation hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) air compressor has won a prestigious innovation award at the 2023 International Automotive Technology Congress…

Ekim 30, 2023

Garrett’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Bolsters HYVIA’s Green Mobility Ambitions in Europe

Garrett’s industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell technology is set to play an instrumental role in realizing Europe’s hydrogen-powered transportation vision. Its innovative Electric Compressor for hydrogen…

Ekim 22, 2023

Driving the Future: Garrett’s High-Speed Electric Motor Tech Boosts Industry Transformation

  Garrett Motion, renowned for its trailblazing role in the automotive industry, has leveraged its expansive knowledge in turbocharger systems to design and produce high-speed…

Mart 13, 2023

7 Aspects that Pave the Way for Zero-Emission Vehicles with Garrett’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies

The last 18 months have been marked by an increase in the urgency of fossil fuel independence – an urgency that has led to numerous…

Eylül 15, 2022

Garrett Motion Presents Next Generation of Powertrain E-Boosting Technologies at IAA Transportation Exhibit in Hannover

E-Boosting technologies for light- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles on display, compatible with all fuel types Innovative E-Turbo and Fuel Cell Electric Compressor technology enables a…

Nisan 26, 2022

Garrett Highlights Next-Gen Electrification and Connected Vehicle Innovations at Vienna Motor Symposium

Next generation powertrain E-Boosting technologies and software solutions on display at major European auto event VIENNA, Austria, April 27-29, 2022 – Garrett Motion Inc. (Nasdaq:…


Passenger Vehicle Solutions

15 kW

Commercial Vehicle Solutions

25 kW

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1. Two Stage Electric Compressor

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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.

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2. New Generation of Modular FC compressor: Optional Turbine

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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.


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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


Why do customers choose us?


Our fuel cell compressor achieves best-in-class durability with >1 million start-and-stop cycles and over 25,000 hours of life.


The optional turbine expander enables the OEMs to harvest exhaust energy at the stack outlet. This reduces the electrical power required to drive the fuel cell turbo-compressor by up to 20%.


The ultra-high-speed of our solution (>150 krpm) enables a compact machine at ISO performance (airflow/ pressure ratio).


High-speed e-machine experience and in-depth fuel cell industry insight. World-first E-Turbo launched in 2021.


The size reduction enables a reduction in raw materials usage. Combined with a robust design-for-manufacturing methodology this led to ~1/3 component cost reduction.

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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).


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.