Hartford, Connecticut, USA
LuftCar Corp, a Delaware registered corporation, has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with PowerTap Hydrogen Fuel Incorporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp on May 12th, 2023. The strategic partnership between the two companies aim to promote hydrogen infrastructure for air, road transportation and utility backup, advancing Connecticut’s commitment to sustainable transportation and clean energy solutions.
Santh Sathya, Chairman and CEO of LuftCar Corp said ‘the collaboration between PowerTap and LuftCar aims to establish a network of hydrogen refueling stations called LuftPadsTM as part of H2 corridors across Connecticut to support the fueling needs of eVTOLs, road vehicles, and utility backup systems. PowerTap will enable H2 availability in LuftPads, while LuftCar will be responsible for the operations of LuftPads’. It is to be noted that LuftCar Corp is originally an eVTOL vehicle developer and has communicated plans to build the vehicles in the Northeast USA.
"We are excited to join forces with LuftCar to promote hydrogen fuel cell technology in Connecticut," said Salim Rahemtulla, CEO of PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. "Our on-site hydrogen fueling stations, coupled with LuftCar's cutting-edge eVTOLs, will provide a comprehensive solution for clean and efficient transportation and cargo distribution in the state, paving the way for a greener and more sustainable future."
The collaboration between PowerTap and LuftCar is expected to have a significant impact on Connecticut's efforts to achieve its clean energy goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By providing access to hydrogen refueling infrastructure for air, road, and utility backup refueling, this partnership aims to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology and contribute to a greener, more sustainable transportation and last mile cargo delivery ecosystem in the state.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with PowerTap to establish hydrogen refueling stations in Connecticut," said Santh Sathya. "Our eVTOLs powered by hydrogen fuel cells have the potential to revolutionize air transportation, and with PowerTap's expertise and unique intellectual property in hydrogen fueling infrastructure, we can provide a complete solution for our customers, making hydrogen fuel readily available for air, road, and utility applications."
The joint efforts of PowerTap and LuftCar in establishing hydrogen refueling stations in states like Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts are expected to drive innovation, create hundreds of green jobs, and contribute to clean energy leadership. Both companies are committed to working closely with local stakeholders, regulators, and communities to ensure the safe and responsible deployment of hydrogen fuel cell technology for a sustainable future.
LuftCar Corp is a USA based OEM, developing a hydrogen fuel cell powered autonomous electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) air/road vehicle or ‘Flying Forklift’, designed to carry road vehicles. The LuftCar vehicle will serve:
LuftCar Corp. is also designing and developing a hydrogen fuel cell/battery hybrid propulsion system, which will be plugged into the LuftCar and other eVTOL platforms, creating demand for green hydrogen and accelerating the adoption of hydrogen in air mobility.
LuftCar has operations is Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio and California and is expanding.
PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiary, PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. (“PowerTap”), is focused on installing hydrogen production and dispensing fueling infrastructure in the United States. PowerTap’s patented solution has been developed over 20 years. PowerTap is now commercializing its third-generation blue hydrogen product that will focus on the refueling needs of the automotive and long-haul trucking markets that lack hydrogen fueling infrastructure.