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Prof. Dr. Stefan Pischinger
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Project duration:
01.01.2021 to 31.12.2025
EU contribution:
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006774.  


Coaches with hydrogen fuel cell powertrains for regional and long-distance passenger transport with energy optimized powertrains and cost optimized design – “CoacHyfied”


Despite the fact that fuel cell (FC) technology has, so far, been successfully designed and implemented for European city bus fleets, little has been done towards the development of coaches. The EU-funded CoacHyfied project will introduce two coach solutions to solve the challenges of longer driving distances of regional and long-distance coaches, more stringent packaging constraints, less favourable driving patterns and higher auxiliary powers. CoacHyfied aspires to contribute to the innovative improvement of FC city bus systems and to fortify the European vehicle manufacturing base and supply chain of hydrogen components.


  • FEV Europe GmbH, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Ballard Power Systems Europe AS, Denmark
  • Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Plastic Omnium New Energies Wels GmbH, Austria
  • I See Mobility GmbH, Germany
  • Ford Otomotiv Sanayi Anonim Sirketi, Turkey
  • Otokar Otomotiv Ve Savunma Sanayi AS, Turkey
  • ENGIE Energie Services, France
  • Hyport, France
  • Kiwa Nederland B.V., Netherlands
  • SIA Dobeles Autobusu Parks, Latvia
  • NPROXX B.V., Netherlands
  • Trezors, Latvia