SFC Energy receives follow up order by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for equipping the toll inspection vehicle fleet of the German Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) with EFOY Pro fuel cells

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2015-04-13 / 07:30

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SFC Energy receives follow up order by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for equipping the toll inspection vehicle fleet of the German Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) with EFOY Pro fuel cells

- Federal Office for Goods Transport has the complete fleet of 306 new vehicles equipped ex works with fuel cell

- EFOY Pro has now supplied toll inspection vehicles with reliable, autonomous power for five years

- Decisive cost and logistic advantages, better fleet availability thanks to the fuel cell

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, April 13, 2015 - SFC Energy AG, leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has received a big follow up order for equipping another 306 Volkswagen T5 transporters with EFOY Pro fuel cells. The Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) uses the vehicles for toll inspection purposes all across Germany. 266 EFOY Pro fuel cells were already shipped in Q4 2014; the remaining 40 devices were delivered in Q1 2015.

The EFOY Pro fuel cell is a convenient, lightweight power generator. It produces power for electric measuring and surveillance devices and office equipment on board the vehicle, fully automatically and without generating any noise or emissions. As the devices are operated continuously for eight or more hours per day, batteries alone can not supply enough power. To ensure reliable power availability at any time, the EFOY fuel cell recharges the batteries on board with environmentally friendly power while the vehicle is stationary.

"Our toll inspection officers have been convinced users of the EFOY Pro fuel cells for several years now" says Ralf Muelhausen, BAG fleet manager. "The fuel cell offers them important logistic advantages: Before, they had to drive their vehicle to the grid for recharging their batteries, or they had to idle the vehicle's engine for a considerable amount of time, generating noise and emissions. With the EFOY Pro they do not have to worry about power any more, the energy from the fuel cell is as silent and convenient as energy from the grid. At the same time we are significantly reducing our fleet costs and increasing our operational readiness. The EFOY Pro fuel cell has helped us multiply the availability of our full fleet."

"With Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge's special vehicles business unit we can individually address customer requirements. The use of EFOY Pro fuel cells in the BAG fleet is an excellent example for this", says Ralf Asche, Managing Director Sales of the Special Vehicles Business Unit. "The technology ideally complements our mobility solutions in this special application. The fuel cell provides power to all devices over long periods of time with the vehicle left standing. This is a real added value for the customer."

"We are excited that BAG again equips their complete fleet of new vehicles with our EFOY Pro", says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. "For the BAG we have successfully established a voucher infrastructure for fuel cartridge logistics, which is very convenient and efficient for operators as well as drivers. We regard the fact that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has installed our fuel cells for already five years now as a strong confirmation of our high product and service quality."

SFC Energy has sold over 33,000 environmentally friendly fuel cell products worldwide into oil and gas, security and industry applications and into the leisure markets. The silent, maintenance free power generators can be used in portable, mobile, vehicle based, and stationary scenarios. They provide 24/7 off-grid power, in any weather and season. They are easily hybridized with other alternative power supplies, e.g. solar modules, and will produce power for months on end without requiring any user intervention. EFOY Pro fuel cells can be remote controlled and take their fuel from the convenient EFOY fuel cartridges which are available at over 1,500 sales points all across Europe.

Additional information at www.sfc.com.

About SFC Energy Group
SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a leading provider of hybrid solutions to the stationary and portable power generation markets. SFC is the number one supplier of fuel cells, with over 33,000 fuel cells sold to date. The Company has award-winning products and serves a range of applications in the Oil & Gas, Security & Industry and Consumer markets. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, operates production facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, and Canada, and sales offices in the U.S and Canada. SFC Energy AG is listed on the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (WKN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).

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