Fiat Panda Hydrogen (2006)
Unlike the prototypes to Fuel Cell tabled in the past, the Panda Hydrogen has a kind of "Full Power", ie without traction batteries for the accumulation of electricity, because the new Fuel Cell System is capable of delivering all the power that serves. In highly technical terms the system is essentially composed of three fuel cell production Nuvera, an innovative turbosoffiante for feeding of batteries with air, from a plant humidification and cooling for the proper management of gas reagents and a series of auxiliary components developed within the Fiat Group.
|Fiat Panda Hydrogen|
|Power output||60 kw|
|0-100 km||10 sec|
|Top speed||130 km/h|
The system of electricity generation is powered with hydrogen at a pressure of about 1.5 bars and oxygen content in the air and produces electricity with high efficiency reaching 60% since 20% of maximum power.The electric traction motor (type asynchronous three-phase AC) and transmission are placed in the engine compartment along with various auxiliary equipment required for the functioning of the entire system. Hydrogen is content, at a pressure of 350 bar, in a tank composite material installed under the rear floor, so without upsetting the passenger nor the habitability for four people.
The hydrogen that feeds the Fuel Cell is contained at a pressure of 350 bars in a tank made out of composite material installed beneath the cars rear floor pan. All the distinguishing features of the New Panda passenger compartment are therefore maintained, including outstanding roominess for four people.
At full power, the Fuel Cell engine on the Panda Hydrogen delivers 60 kW that allows the car to reach a top speed of more than 130 km/h, with acceleration from 0 to 50 km/h in 5 seconds. The car can also easily climb a gradient of 23% at take-off.
The hydrogen tank capacity guarantees the Panda Hydrogen a range of more than 200 km over an urban cycle. Refuelling time is very quick at less than 5 minutes, i.e. comparable to the time taken to refuel a methane car. At the cue, the car easily exceed a gradient of 23%.The capacity of the tank of hydrogen finally ensures autonomy of over 200 km in the urban cycle, with a time of rapid supply: Less than 5 minutes, like that of a car to methane.