E.Go Mobile and Proton Motor Fuel have created a joint venture called e.Go REx for the purpose of developing a hydrogen fuel cell range extender. The first application of this product will be in the e.Go Mobile product range, and more specifically in the e.Go Mover autonomous urban transport vehicle, although it will also be offered to other component manufacturers and distributors.
In addition to the emission-free technology it offers, the main virtue of the new range extender is its scalability. The e.Go REx system will be able to supply powers between 22 and 30 kW, so that it will meet the needs of different types of electric vehicles and various cases of use.
The technology that the joint venture will develop is based on the HyRange system from Proton. The first application that will receive it will be the e.Go Mover, a small electric and autonomous vehicle, still in tests, designed to transport passengers or for distribution tasks. It has been created by the company e.Go Move, formed by the also German ZF Friedrichshafen, which will be responsible for its commercialization, and e.Go Mobile itself. It will start to be produced from 2019 with a low volume of units that will later be expanded.