Taiwanese bus company orders IE-DRIVE fuel cells

Taiwanese bus company orders IE-DRIVE fuel cells

Loughborough – 18th July 2023 – Intelligent Energy Limited receives order from Taiwan-based bus company, Tsai Ying Clean Energy Co. Ltd. (TYCE) to supply and integrate fuel cell systems into zero emission buses.

TYCE is a specialist manufacturer of zero emission buses and experienced in the use of hydrogen fuel cells, having previously developed the first fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) in Taiwan. Intelligent Energy, UK-based manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells will supply its IE-DRIVE™ HD100 fuel cell systems to TYCE for its latest bus programme focused on long-distance passenger transport.

The first fuel cell systems will be delivered to the Taiwanese company in September 2023 to support vehicle trials by the end of the year. TYCE selected IEL as their fuel cell supplier as the IE-DRIVE™ HD100 provides the best performance for the company’s new FCEB, including a range of 450 zero-emission km per day.  As well as supplying the fuel cells, IEL will support TYCE in the integration of the fuel cells and during the validation trials in Taiwan.

Greg Harris, Chief Commercial Officer said:

‘Everyone at Intelligent Energy is excited to be working with TYCE on this innovative programme.  Our team we will be working closely with the engineers at TYCE on the integration activity and to maximise the performance and efficiency of our IE-DRIVE™ HD100 fuel cells in their new zero emission buses.’

Richard Wang, Chief Technology Officer at TYCE said:

‘We are pleased to be working with Intelligent Energy on our latest bus programme using their next generation fuel cell systems in Taiwan. We will work together on road testing and validation trials using data from the hydrogen bus to further optimise the performance, stability, and durability of this fuel cell application.’

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About Intelligent Energy Limited

Intelligent Energy Limited is focused on the development and manufacture of its lightweight hydrogen fuel cell products ranging from 800W to 300kW+ for customers in the automotive, aerospace, generator, telecoms, materials handling and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sectors. The company is headquartered and manufactures in Loughborough in the UK, with additional offices and representation in the US, Japan, China and South Korea.

The IE-DRIVE HD100 fuel cells are designed to provide 100kW of continuous, zero-emission, power for bus, truck and stationary power applications.


About Tsai Ying Clean Energy Co. Ltd

TSAI YING CLEAN ENERGY CORPORATION (TYCE) was founded by Chairman Eagle Cheng in November 2021. It is the first professional design house for hydrogen-powered electric buses in Taiwan and creates a business model of integrated systems and services to provide customers with overall solutions for bus operations. We have exhibited the first urban bus prototype in May of 2023.

With the strong support of the government, we will also complete the prototypes of hydrogen energy intercity buses and garbage trucks this year. TYCE, established in the port city Kaohsiung, upholds the philosophy of ESG, links with many industrial and academic units, and looks forward to turning the sky back to its azure. We will contribute to the world by reducing carbon, improving air quality, and enhancing the benefits of the transportation industry.