Formalising the agreement today (April 14), the duo said KTM Technologies will focus on the develop of composite and advanced technologies around e-mobility to ideate concept solutions for an origami chassis platform.
It is believed the chassis will use sheet metal folding and welding technologies for a range of light trucks, vans and pick-up vehicles. H2X says the benefit of employing an origami chassis is that it is much easier to produce and maintain and way more flexible for variants than a conventional chassis.
Brendan Norman, CEO of H2X, said, “Our partnership with KTM Technologies is a major milestone in establishing ourselves as a global premium hydrogen vehicle manufacturer.
“By leveraging the resources of a company with unparalleled capabilities such as KTM, we are not only securing our own future, but the development of an internationally competitive industry based in Australia.”
H2X recently announced it will build its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Gippsland, Victoria.
Peter Martin, CEO of KTM Technologies, added, “The approach of KTM Technologies is to implement the most advanced techniques available and foreseeable, and combine it with H2X’s innovative approach with the origami chassis.
“Related to their hydrogen fuel cell hybrid approach we see a great opportunity coming in sustainable mobility that we are very excited to play a part in.”
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