Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI), along with French government officials and representatives from several other companies, took part in a ground-breaking ceremony for a new fuel cell research center. The French Ministry of Research will oversee this national center for technical research, with the help of corporate partners like Delphi and PSA-Peugeot Citroen.
"This is an outstanding project for Delphi to take part in," said Guy C. Hachey, president, Delphi Energy and Chassis Systems. "As an industry, we need to move quickly in the development and implementation of fuel cells for vehicles and non-automotive applications. Delphi looks at fuel cells as a global project and we welcome the input and involvement of various governments and our original equipment manufacturer customers."
The development of the center is based on a tight collaboration between private companies and public research organizations in the Belfort-Montbeliard-Nancy region of France. The partnership is designed to increase innovation and development in key areas of fuel cell research.