Proton Motor – We bring eco-friendliness to the road


Fuel cell drives from Proton Motor for commercial vehicles

The European leading hydrogen fuel cell producer Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH ( enables commercial vehicle manufacturers to implement climate-neutral fuel cell drives in the truck, bus, municipal and off-highway segments. The German company specialises in modular systems and uses graphitic bipolar plates, as only these meet the technical and commercial requirements of the applications. Due to very high fuel cell performance in conjunction with modularly scalable systems, every performance requirement can be achieved. 

Emission-free mobility from customer-specific concept to qualification

The core of the Proton Motor systems are the powerful fuel cell stacks developed in-house with their globally unique double integration possibility. Thanks to the modular system for hydrogen, air and cooling, specific requirements can be implemented quickly or can be easily delivered as pre-assembled “plug & play” solutions. Customers and partners are accompanied from concept development to implementation as well as throughout the entire product life cycle plus they will be qualified and certified on request. Many years of electrification knowledge and a large supplier network from adjacent technical areas, such as hydrogen storage systems, are also available.

Excellent on the road for the energy and transport transition for 25 years

The company, which has been operating internationally since 1998, has established all areas of fuel cell development and production incl. assembly and testing at one location near Munich. With over a hundred employees and flexible structures, direct service is guaranteed by corporate maintenance teams within Europe. Proton Motor is optimally positioned for the future as a reliable supplier of green alternative drive technology. With the so-called “stack robot”, the cleantech specialist has a fully automatic fuel cell production system for series production.

Co-operations and HyRange® system confirm Proton Motor success story

In projects with an EU context, such as “REVIVE” for waste collection applications, Proton Motor successfully positioned itself together with the current client “E-Trucks Europe” from 2018 onwards. Since 2021, Proton Motor has been co-operating with “Lauer & Weiss” as a leading engineering service provider in the commercial vehicle sector for holistic electric vehicle concept creation up to serialization. The Proton Motor team is particularly proud of the “International busplaner Sustainability Award 2021” to the currently highly sought-after “HyRange®” system for range extension. For further growth, tailor-made fuel cell solutions will be put on the market with innovative commercial vehicle manufacturers and integrators.

For inquiries and exchange of information, the sales department for commercial vehicles is available at any time:

Sales Manager Matteo Schmid,, +49 / 89 / 127 62 65-1027.