German engine giants Deutz builds its 10 millionth unit


Landmark unit part of established clean-running diversification

German engine giants Deutz builds its 10 millionth unit
Frank Hiller and Ina Brandes with the milestone engine.

Famed German engine-maker Deutz is celebrating an achievement that doubles as a symbol of a transition to decarbonisation.

Deutz’s 10 millionth engine is one of its TCG 7.8 H2 hydrogen offerings and the company points out that it is a four-stroke, the sort it has been making since 1876.

"The 10 millionth engine represents a milestone in our long and successful history and we are very proud to mark this achievement," Deutz CEO Dr Frank Hiller said.

"Whether diesel, electric, or hydrogen, we are reinventing the engine every day.

"We build the world’s cleanest and most efficient engines for our customers.

"After all, we can only achieve the Paris climate targets by working together."

The company presented its first market-ready hydrogen engine in mid-August and plans to go into full production with it in 2024.


Deutz recently announced a traditional IC engine running on hydrogen, here


The TCG 7.8 H2 complements the electrification strategy launched back in 2017.

In addition, the strategic partnership with fuel cell manufacturer Blue World Technologies is helping Deutz to step up its activities in the field of carbon-neutral drive systems.

Also in August, the engine manufacturer approved all of its engines that meet EU Stage V – the highest EU emissions standard – for use with alternative fuels.

On hand to help celebrate the achievement was North Rhine-Westphalia state transport minister Ina Brandes.

"For more than 150 years, Deutz AG has been building engine technologies that power machinery and vehicles in almost every corner of the world," Brandes said.

"Deutz is maintaining and building on the traditions of its founder Nicolaus August Otto by developing and manufacturing low-emission hybrid, fuel cell, and e-fuel engines."

Other famous names in the early history of automotive engine development linked with Deutz include Gottlieb Daimler, Robert Bosch and, for a short while, Ettore Bugatti.

 

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