09/16/2020 Liebherr Supplies Air Compressor for SAIC Maxus EUNIQ 7

On September 13, 2020, the Chinese car manufacturer SAIC Maxus Automotive Co., Ltd. (SAIC Maxus) launched in Shanghai its new MPV model EUNIQ 7 with Liebherr technology on board: The Liebherr fuel cell air compressor is part of the PROME P390 fuel cell system built into this new car.

A Liebherr fuel cell air compressor is part of the PROME P390 fuel cell system built into the EUNIQ 7. - © SAIC Maxus

A Liebherr fuel cell air compressor is part of the PROME P390 fuel cell system built into the EUNIQ 7. - © SAIC Maxus

A Liebherr fuel cell air compressor is part of the PROME P390 fuel cell system built into the EUNIQ 7. - © SAIC Maxus

Liebherr had been invited by SAIC Maxus to attend the official presentation of the car manufacturer’s first hydrogen fuel cell MPV model, the EUNIQ 7. The seven-seater is equipped with a 150 kW motor that can can be started at low temperatures such as -30°C. Complete hydrogenation is possible within only five minutes.

Highlight of the EUNIQ 7 is the PROME P390 propulsion fuel cell system supplied by SHPT, a subsidiary of SAIC, which had commissioned Liebherr to provide air compressors for this fuel cell system.

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS (France), Liebherr’s center of competence for air management systems, and Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH (Germany), Liebherr’s center of competence for electronic hardware are responsible for the design, development and production of the key components of the compact and reliable compressors. The units are crafted to be fully eco-friendly — since they power fuel cell propulsion systems with emissions of only water and heat. Fewer emissions result in better air quality and aid in the movement for safer and more environmentally focused transportation.

The final assembly and acceptance testing of the compressors together with their control electronics will be performed by Liebherr (China) Co. Ltd., in Shanghai in the future.