- Celebrating the TCG 7.8 H2 hydrogen engine
- The world’s oldest engine factory has been manufacturing four-stroke engines since 1876
- The Company is putting the focus on innovative technologies for sustainable drive solutions
Cologne, November 12, 2021 – Drive systems specialist DEUTZ celebrated the production of its ten millionth engine yesterday afternoon with the completion of a TCG 7.8 H2. This hydrogen engine with six cylinders is, like the original, a four-stroke engine. Intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust: In 1876, Nicolaus August Otto, who went on to found DEUTZ AG, invented the four-stroke engine in Cologne. Today, DEUTZ is a pioneer of green drive systems for off-highway applications and is steadily expanding its range of low-emission and zero-emission drives.
“The ten millionth engine represents a milestone in our long and successful history and we are very proud to mark this achievement. 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,” says Dr. Frank Hiller, CEO of DEUTZ AG.
Clean engines contribute to carbon-neutral mobility
Ina Brandes, Minister of Transport for the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, personally congratulated the Company on reaching the landmark of ten million engines: “For more than 150 years, DEUTZ AG has been building engine technologies that power machinery and vehicles in almost every corner of the world. 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. The Company’s pioneering spirit and engineering skills are now driving innovation in Cologne that is contributing to better and ever-cleaner mobility. Congratulations on your ten millionth engine, and I wish you all the best for the future.”
DEUTZ expands its portfolio of sustainable drive technologies
The Cologne-based company is opting for a technology-neutral approach in order to maximize its contribution to sustainability. DEUTZ presented its first market-ready hydrogen engine in mid-August of this year and plans to go into full production with it in 2024. 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.