Honda offered to provide fuel cells and related support for the MFCG project. In the immediate term, Honda agreed to supply four fuel cells, “repurposed” from fuel cell-powered “Clarity” automobiles that had been taken out of service. For longer term use, Honda agreed to supply RockeTruck with its newer “Next Generation” fuel cell, which Honda plans to mass-produce in the United States starting in the middle of this decade. To meet earlier MFCG development requirements, Honda agreed to provide pre-production versions of the Next Generation fuel cell to RockeTruck, starting in June 2023.
The purpose of this Agreement is to fund development, testing, and evaluation of the “MFC-120”, a new generator product RockeTruck will assemble in California and market commercially to meet growing needs for flexible backup power solutions. The MFC-120 is so named because it will generate up to 120 kilowatts (kW) of power, combining 60 kW from hydrogen fuel cells and 60 kW from lithium-ion batteries.
Key Project Members
California State University, Los Angeles
San Diego Gas &
Southern California Edison
Coulomb Solutions, Inc.