Israeli company GenCell Energy, a manufacturer of fuel cell energy solutions, has signed an agreement with E.V. Motors, an importer of electric vehicles, chargers and energy storage systems for electric vehicles, to co-operate on the development of a joint project integrating GenCell’s alkaline fuel cells with E.V. Motors’ electric vehicle charging technologies to enable autonomous off-grid hybrid electric vehicle charging stations These would eliminate the need for fossil fuel backup generators. The project intends to provide demonstration sites that are expected to attract interest from e-mobility companies.

This is a response to the global EV charging market demand, which is expected to exceed US$207bn by 2030. GenCell and EV Motors aim to create a new off-grid hybrid charging solution that will provide reliable local power supplies with zero emissions, expected to be ready for initial deployment in Israel by the first half of 2022. If successful, the two companies will consider expanding their co-operation to similar projects in China and other territories via EV’s existing partner network, including Sun Surplus Energy. 

Ohad Seligmann, chairman, E.V. Motors, commented: “Our engineers have been working closely with the GenCell team to integrate its technologies into our off-grid charging stations solution, and we are confident that the co-operation between the two companies is bringing a unique and state-of-the-art complete solution for autonomous, off-grid, hybrid EV charging that will disrupt the EV charging landscape, first in Israel and later around the globe.”