REFIRE Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Shanghai AI NEV Innovative Platform Co., Ltd.


Adhering to the cooperation goal of “establishing cooperation in activities and work in related professional and technical fields to achieve mutual complementarity and seek common development”, “REFIRE” and Shanghai AI NEV Innovative Platform Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “ANIP”) formally signed a strategic cooperation agreement on in-depth exchanges and cooperation in cell testing, scientific research cooperation and standard formulation in the field of fuel cell on July 8.

Lin Qi, Chairman and CEO of REFIRE, and Yu Zhuoping, Chairman and General Manager of ANIP, signed the strategic cooperation agreement. Ming Pingwen, Chief Scientist, Cao Jing, Party Branch Secretary, Cao Hongbin, Deputy General Manager, Pan Xiangmin, Head of Laboratory from ANIP, and Dr. Chris Guzy, Chief Technology Officer, and Zhai Shuang, Chief Expert Engineer from REFIRE, attended the signing ceremony.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Yu Zhuoping introduced the business scope of ANIP and the significance of the strategic cooperation with REFIRE. Shanghai AI NEV Innovative Platform Co., Ltd. is included as the first municipal-level R&D and transformation functional platforms identified under the “multiple pillars” strategic deployment of the Shanghai Technology Innovation Center, which is an operating entity acting as the functional platform for the development and transformation of intelligent new energy vehicles in Shanghai.

Yu Zhuoping introduced ANIP

“REFIRE has always attached importance to the research and development of fuel cell technology. We believe that the R&D strength of a company determines how far the company can go.” Lin Qi said. “Against the background that the current industry environment is positive, the strategic cooperation with ANIP will promote the further development of fuel cell enterprises and the industry by fully utilizing the advantageous resources of the parties.”

Dr. Chris Guzy, who has extensive work experience in multiple countries, said that Shanghai, with various corresponding industry environments and platform resources, is a fertile ground for fuel cell research and development. From the initial technology R&D to the final product launching, Shanghai is an ideal place.

Lin Qi and Chris Guzy communicate with the delegate from ANIP

The delegation from ANIP visit the exhibition hall of REFIRE

As the country is implementing the national strategy of “Carbon Dioxide Emission and Carbon Neutrality”, the hydrogen fuel cell industry maintains a good momentum of development. As a leading fuel cell technology provider, REFIRE pays more attention to the sustainable development of the industry, which currently faces the challenges in infrastructure improvement, development and validation of business scenarios and breakthroughs in key technologies. REFIRE expects that this strategic cooperation with ANIP can promote mechanism innovation and mutual complementarity, promote the high efficient utilization of high-quality resources and form a healthy and open cooperation mechanism to create values with the industry and enterprises in the industry in the future. REFIRE is willing to cooperate with our industry chain partners to contribute to the development of the hydrogen energy and fuel cell industry and the realization of the goal of global carbon neutrality.

About Shanghai AI NEV Innovative Platform Co., Ltd. (ANIP)

Shanghai AI NEV Innovative Platform Co., Ltd., founded in 2018, is the only R&D and transformation functional platform company operating in the automotive field, listed as the first R&D and transformation functional platforms under the “multiple pillars” strategic deployment of the Shanghai Technology Innovation Center.

ANIP was jointly founded by Tongji University, Shanghai International Automobile City (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Certification & Tech Innovation Center Co., Ltd., Shanghai Electrical Intelligent System Co., Ltd., Shanghai STVC Group and Shanghai Automobile Electric Drive Engineering Technology Research Center Co., Ltd.



Headquartered in Shanghai, REFIRE is the world’s leading deployer of commercial hydrogen fuel cell zero-emissions technologies. The company specialises in designing, testing, prototyping, application engineering and in integrated fuel cell systems for buses, trucks, specialised vehicles, power supply units, and marine applications.

As of Q1 2021, REFIRE fuel cell technologies and products are powering over 2,700 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in daily use in 15 cities across China, as well as various projects in five other countries. To date, combined vehicle mileage exceeds 63 million kilometres.


Marketing & Communications Department, REFIRE