Großröhrsdorf, Germany. 27th of May 2020: Skeleton Technologies is collaborating with NanoMalaysia, a Malaysian company specialized in nanotechnology commercialisation and industrialisation activities, to develop the first fuel cell-powered Electric Vehicle for use in the motorsports industry. The project has been developed for several months and is expected to be completed in the second half of June.
The project initiated by NanoMalaysia’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rezal Khairi Ahmad, focuses on renewable energy storage systems and their application for the automotive motorsports world. It aims to produce a locally developed electric motorsports vehicle called the Hydrogen-Paired Electric Racecar (HyPER).
HyPER is to be powered by NanoMalaysia’s Hydrogen and Hybrid Energy Storage System (H2SS) and this is where Skeleton’s ultracapacitors come into play. This storage system is a hybrid energy storage system with Li-Ion batteries and graphene-based ultracapacitor, and a fuel cell stack with on-board Hydrogen generation system. Using Skeleton’s ultracapacitors allows for higher power density, and lightning-fast charging compared to conventional Li-Ion based vehicles. NanoMalaysia is using SkelMod 102V modules, which pack a lot of power in a small space. General applications are for example peak power supply, voltage stabilization, load leveling, and frequency regulation, but the module’s strength is its versatility.
Although this project is focused on the motorsports industry, it will also provide opportunities in terms of business and human capital development related to renewable energy for the automotive and transportation sectors as well as applications in other industries in Malaysia. The main issue with electric vehicles being the lack of charging infrastructure and long charging time, fuel cell electric vehicles can reduce charging time significantly, to as little time it currently takes to fill in petrol.
The technologies developed by HyPER could therefore give a huge boost to the development of the electric vehicle sector in Malaysia.
About Skeleton Technologies
Skeleton Technologies is the global technology leader in ultracapacitor energy storage in automotive, transportation, grid and industrial applications.
We work with some of the largest companies in the world – from leading Tier One automotive firms and industrial equipment OEMs to truck fleet operators and aerospace prime contractors – to decrease CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, to improve power quality and protect equipment and infrastructure from power peaks, and to power electrification to fight climate change.
Since our foundation in 2009, we have raised over 60 M EUR to support manufacturing scale-up in Germany and in Estonia and grown our headcount from 4 to more than 120 people