SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG: Rapido integrates EFOY fuel cell as standard equipment in motor homes

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- Integration as standard equipment is further evidence that the EFOY fuel cell is quickly becoming the standard energy source in motor homes     in Europe

- Again one of Europe’s biggest manufacturers of motor homes has selected EFOY as the best on-board power producer for their customers
- Leading integrated Rapido motor homes will come equipped with fuel cell ex works; 2009 Rapido models will be pre-fitted for EFOY integration
Brunnthal, Germany – June 25, 2008 – Rapido SAS, one of France’s and Europe’s biggest manufacturers of motor homes, will integrate the EFOY fuel cell as standard equipment in its motor homes. Starting with the 2009 sales season, buyers of the integrated Rapido '9009Dfh' model and the complete Rapido '9MH' series of motor homes will receive their new vehicle complete with the EFOY fuel cell ex works.

'The EFOY fuel cell is the easiest and most environmentally friendly way to reliably ensure full batteries anytime and anywhere', says Pierre-Luis Guérineau, Directeur Marketing et Commercial (Director Marketing & Sales) at Rapido SAS. 'Therefore it is a logical step for us to ensure that our customers will receive the best available mobile power source as standard equipment in their high quality motor homes. We are very happy to cooperate with SFC.'

'We are very proud that Rapido, one of the most important European manufacturers of motor homes, has decided to integrate the EFOY as standard equipment in their motor homes', says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG. 'The fact that such a renowned producer of high end vehicles will offer the fuel cell directly ex works is clear proof of the EFOY’s excellent performance and illustrates the fact that the EFOY has now established itself as the standard power source for motor homes all across Europe. Rapido is an important strategic partner for us as we continue to penetrate into the European markets.'

Starting with the 2009 season, Rapido will integrate the EFOY 1600, the most powerful model of the EFOY fuel cell family, into its integrated '9009Dfh' motor home and into the '9MH' model series.
In addition, Rapido will offer an optional equipment package with the EFOY 1600 fuel cell for all class C models of the 70 series and all class A models of the 9M series.

At the same time, Rapido will pre-equip vehicles for later integration of the EFOY fuel cell. Adding an EFOY fuel cell at a later point in time will thus be easy. With this, Rapido and SFC are establishing a new standard in on-board power equipment.

About SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG 

SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG (www.sfc.com) is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets. As one of Germany’s technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards. SFC has alliances with leading companies in a wide range of industries. Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects, SFC has shipped 9,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for four years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2000 certified.

Investor Relations Contact:    
Barbara v. Frankenberg
Investor Relations Manager
SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
Eugen-Saenger-Ring 4
D-85649 Brunnthal 
Tel. +49 89 673 592-378
Fax. +49 89 673 592-369
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.sfc.com

25.06.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

Language:     English
Issuer:       SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
              Eugen-Saenger-Ring 4
              85649 Brunnthal
Phone:        +49 (89) 673 592 - 100
Fax:          +49 (89) 673 592 - 169
E-mail:       [email protected]
Internet:     www.sfc.com
ISIN:         DE0007568578
WKN:          756857
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