Fuel cell car demonstration runs 1,100 km long (JFHC)

Fuel cell car demonstration runs 1,100 km long JFHC

The industrial power of Japan has been demonstrated once again a vivid demonstration of the viability of hydrogen cars. Organized by the JFHC she met 3 cars completely separate with no common room in their chassis, or powertrain. It was a Honda FCX Clarity, a Nissan FCV, and a Toyota FCHV-adv. The event was interesting, because after a Tesla electric car has covered 500 km without having to reload, some people may wonder, on the advisability of using a fuel cell and hydrogen tank, rather than simple battery.

The demonstration Nippon timely to recall that the gap between the two is immense. Most of the Tesla has been established at 50 km/h average, in a car with windows closed in order not to increase the aerodynamic drag, and without air conditioning not consume energy. The Japanese demo was made in normal use. And when the Tesla is a strict 2-seater with a trunk ridiculous, hydrogen cars are Japanese family. The route was 1137 km, it was made in 19 hours. So average less than 60 km/h. In the absolute, very little, but it was the will of the organizer, with a substantial distance which stood in the city.

The car offering greater autonomy has traveled 714 km without refueling. But the most interesting information is the total consumption, or 28.8 kg of hydrogen. For the 3 cars, of 1137 km! Consider a ridiculous average consumption of 844 grams of hydrogen per 100 km. The Japanese cars have tanks 5/6 kg, but the Americans have already planned wider, the Chevrolet Sequel concept stores 10 kg of hydrogen. This means that while the electric car batteries is still very far from the autonomy of a petrol car, the hydrogen can already beat the autonomy of diesel. A fuel cell and hydrogen tank are also lighter than a pack of batteries.
Fuel cell car demonstration runs 1,100 km long JFHC
The Japanese have celebrated the event as they do know, with all the men in white gloves. But despite this undeniable success, the future of hydrogen cars is still very uncertain. Is full in 3 minutes as an essence, there is no emission of CO2, or any pollutant. The hydrogen cars are everything to them, and even their sale price, which happens to contain a level very close to those species. But there is also politics. And even in a progressive country like Japan, there are only 13 hydrogen stations. Then we put in place around the world, moult grants and facilities for electric cars and charging stations.

Both Mercedes, Honda, Toyota and General Motors believe that the car fuel cell powered by hydrogen, is the best solution to replace the car oil. Not by ideology or by a submission to some unknown lobby, but simply because it promises to do better than the gasoline car in all areas. This does however not presage the success of this technology to market.

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This post was written by admin on November 24, 2009

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Tokyo 2009: Honda FCX – The fuel cell is smaller

Tokyo 2009 Honda FCX

The Honda FCX Clarity, a new revolutionary small fuel cell provides the central tunnel for the electricity, the electric motor drives the 100kW(136Hp) the four-seat sedan. 258 Nm torque serve from the first moment of driving pleasure. Small engine, small fuel cells, small lithium-ion battery and hydrogen tank, a shallow (171ltr.) under the rear seats have given the designers the opportunity to design a car with an optimal space for the passengers. Because unlike a conventional powertrain, the individual units need not be fitted to each other in certain positions. This results in a short hood, and an extremely falch niedruiger subfloor (no exhaust system) and a one-box design with lots of space. In 1625-pound FCX Clarity will be 160 km/h fast. With a consumption of 2.8 liters of diesel per 100 km corresponds pruduziert but no exhaust other than water vapor. Range: 460 kilometers

Tokyo 2009 Honda FCX

Tokyo 2009 Honda FCX

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This post was written by admin on October 26, 2009

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Daihatsu Motor Show, demonstrating without a platinum catalyst in fuel cell development

fuel cell vehicle platform Daihatsu

Daihatsu is “The 41st Tokyo Motor Show,” was exhibited, hydrazine hydrate (hydrate Haidorajin: N2H4 ¬∑ H2O) using a fuel cell vehicle platform, as compared to conventional fuel cells use hydrogen as fuel and on the available amount of liquid fuel with fewer, platinum (Pt) without the need for expensive catalysts such as precious metals (Figure 1, story).

The new fuel cell has been developed by Daihatsu, fuel hydrazine hydrate (N2H4 · H2O) can be introduced directly into the power generation and liquid fuels. Conventional PEFC (polymer fuel cell electrolyte population), the catalyst used, was used expensive platinum-based catalyst is required to work in the highly acidic environment.

In contrast, Daihatsu PMfLFC alkaline environment because it works, characterized by the use of cobalt and nickel as a catalyst. Could be reduced substantially the cost of fuel cells for this purpose. The use of hydrogen fuel for the PEFC, it can use liquid fuel, the fuel easier to handle, it is characterized by a high degree of freedom in the shape of the fuel tank.

However, many issues still to be commercialized. One is the efficiency, at present to less than PEFC. Therefore, in collaboration with foreign universities and research institutions are continuing efforts to improve efficiency. The 30 percent concentration or higher concentration of hydrazine hydrate is toxic control law has been given to the deleterious substance, and essential safety measures. Daihatsu This is assumed to be of solid polymer with hydrazine hydrate inside the fuel tank.

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This post was written by admin on October 26, 2009

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Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter range of 350km


Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter is exhibited at The 41st Tokyo Motor Show. 70MPa hydrogen increased the amount of fuel that can be filled with a hydrogen tank to survive. 10L tank with enough capacity for range of 350km when driving 30km/h that provide stationary.

Development of this vehicle has been sold in Spain, the company produced “Burgman 125″ was based. This “road to a trial in the near future” anticipation that has been developed to offer improvements to existing models easy clearance. Length and body size 2055mm √ó width 740mm √ó height 1360mm.

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This post was written by admin on October 25, 2009

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Suzuki SX4-FCV, Tokyo Motor Show 2009

Suzuki SX4-FCV 2009

The SX4-FCV fuel cell vehicle. GM-made high-performance fuel cell, 700-bar hydrogen tank (10,000psi) developed by Suzuki, which improved the driving performance of the capacitors used to assist during acceleration and braking energy recovery. Suzuki is planning to unveil a hydrogen fuel cell-powered SX4 concept model at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month. Minister of Transport certified to collect data from the test run on public roads are developed for practical use.

Suzuki SX4-FCV 2009

Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter

Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter is exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show 2009 model year concept “cross-cage” model adopted scooter technology, fuel cell motorcycle more realistic and familiar.

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This post was written by admin on October 8, 2009

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