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Marcopolo, Sinosenergy, Feichi Bus and Allenbus show Hydrogen buses at IAA 2022


Caxias do Sul (Rio Grande do Sul) – September 16, 2022 – Marcopolo, in partnership with Sinosenergy, Feichi Bus and Allenbus, participates in the project to develop a coach powered by Hydrogen fuel cells. The project, still in the approval phase, will be presented at IAA 2022, one of the largest international commercial vehicle events, which will be held in Hanover from September 19 to 25.

Marcopolo developed the bus body, the Audace 1050 model, produced at its unit in China. Sinosynergy, provides the core part of the fuel cell technology, including membranes and Fuel Cell drive, and Feichi Bus/Allenbus, provides the fuel cell chassis of the bus. The companies have already produced two prototype buses. One will be on display at IAA 2022 and the other is in China where it has been submitted to tests for approval.

The Hydrogen powered Audace has a PBT of 19 thousand kg, capacity to carry 53 passengers and autonomy of up to 600 kilometers. The model presented is 12,000mm in total length, but the model will be offered in the total length options from 11,900mm to 12,600mm, width of 2,480mm and wheelbase from 6,100mm to 6650mm. It has a Danfos engine, synchronous permanent magnet, with a rated power of 143 kw (peak of 235 kw) and rated torque/peak of 495/720 Nm, two fuel cell Sinosynergy G80-001 batteries, 160 kw, four 700 bar 4-type hydrogen tanks, and a water cooling system, with four packs of CATL LiFeO (Lithium Iron) storage batteries.

It is also equipped with 4-speed Editron Amt transmission, ZF RL82EC independent front axle, ZF AV133 rear axle drive, ZF THP90 hydraulic box, Knorr air suspension system and Knorr brakes (with EBS, ESP, AEB, LDWS).

The Audace developed by the companies’ partner will also be produced with a pure electric powertrain option, with power batteries: CATL, LiFeO, (Lithium Iron) of 423 kwh, with 12 Packs and autonomy of up to 400 kilometers in urban conditions.