High-performance, zero-emission hydrogen power electrifies commercial vehicle applications

Billerica, Massachusetts, November 4, 2020 — Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, announced that its Nuvera® E-45 fuel cell engine is now commercially available. The most recent addition to the Nuvera product line, the E-45 fuel cell engine enables seamless integration into commercial medium- and heavy-duty vehicle applications such as electric delivery vans, buses, Class 8 vehicles such as yard tractors and long-haul trucks, and port container handling equipment.

E-45 engine

The Nuvera E-45 fuel cell engine can provide primary power for a vehicle or be hybridized with batteries to extend EV range to provide high-performance powertrain electrification. Working with Hyster-Yale Group and other project partners, Nuvera has incorporated E-45 engines into a Hyster top-loading container handler which will begin operation at the Port of Los Angeles later this year. Nuvera is also working on development of a Chinese fuel cell transit bus platform.

 “Our strategy for the E-45 fuel cell engine was to design a system that meets the needs of multiple mobility markets, and easily incorporates into existing electric vehicle platforms, taking maximum advantage of our unique core stack technology,” said Matt Weig, fuel cell engine product manager.

 The Nuvera engine includes its own fully integrated compressor and patented control logic for optimized operation. Nuvera fuel cell stack technology incorporates uncoated metal plates and an open flow field architecture that enables a winning combination of low operational cost, compactness, and durability.

The E-45 engine is produced at Nuvera’s headquarters in Billerica, Massachusetts, and will eventually also be manufactured in China. Nuvera applications support teams are currently in place in the U.S., China and Europe.


Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC is a manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission engines for mobility applications. With facilities located in the U.S. Europe, and China. Nuvera provides clean, safe, and efficient products designed to meet the rigorous needs of industrial vehicles and other transportation markets.

Nuvera is a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. Hyster-Yale Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,900 people worldwide.