Mercedes F 800 Style, PHEV, or fuel cell with hydrogen

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

Many people criticize the electric cars that are not on a dedicated platform, which are primarily gasoline cars, on which it was adapted, sometimes awkwardly, with limited budget, an electric motor. Mercedes intends to refute these criticisms, but without a chassis designed specifically to electric power. The trick is to develop a platform that Mercedes calls multi drive, to signify that it accepts both a conventional gasoline engine, an electric powertrain powered by a fuel cell.

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

Mercedes has developed 2 channels traction totally different concept F 800 Style. Let’s first hybrid gasoline. Who is not entirely original, since it is an evolution of the concept of Vision S 500 Plug-in hybrid, which was already based on an evolution of the S 400 series hybrid. We thus find the V6 petrol 3.5 liter. With direct injection of new generation, he is more sober, power up to 300 hp. The electric motor is progressing much as his power increases to 80 kilowatts (109 hp).

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

The fuel tank is 45 liters, the lithium-ion more than 10 kWh, giving 30 km of electric range and 700 km of autonomy combined. This is fairly low for a limousine. The trunk then, is not really what is expected of a big Mercedes. Its capacity is only 440 liters. It is certainly much better than a Lexus GS450h (280 liters), but it’s even bad for families, as hybrid cars more environmentally friendly, offer less autonomy and less space for luggage, than diesel.

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

Second version, fuel cell (CAP), and again it is an evolution of an existing drivetrain also that of the F-Cell Class B CAP. This is good! The more standardization in new automotive technology, they will be more affordable. Nevertheless, this powertrain is perhaps a bit light for a big sedan with an electric motor only 100 kilowatts (136 hp). 290 Nm of torque all the same, but the speed is limited to 180 mph, which makes the F 800 concept style, the slowest of all Mercedes.

Mercedes F 800 Style Fuel Cell

Yet the best of all the saloons of the star (equal with the F-Cell), since it is zero pollution. Its use never rejects anything but a trickle of water vapor, and 5.2 kilograms of hydrogen at 700 bar pressure cylinders that contain her give a range of nearly 600 km. These 2 chains traction will meet in the future in the Mercedes range, certainly in this decade … But we will first see the new generation of the Mercedes CLS. She is the F 800 ad, with lines surprising, since very different from the slender silhouette of the current CLS, the car that started the fashion for low line sedans. We’ll see soon what happens on the production model, probably this fall.

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Fuel Cell bicycle (Hydrogen bicycle)

Iwatani International Corporation, the Fuel Cell Expo “FC EXPO 2010″ (2010, March 03 ~ 5 held today, the Tokyo Big Sight), and to exhibit a fuel cell-assisted bicycles in Kansai International Airport during the trial (Figure 1). 60W output solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell grade (PEFC) in assisted bicycle wheel mounted on the upper back of the system and lithium power source for motor assist (Li)-ion secondary battery (capacity 26V -4Ah) ride while charging in the PEFC. Hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-filled cartridge. Hydrogen to fill the cartridge, Li-ion range in full charge when the battery is about 45km (however, vary depending on driving conditions) it. PEFC power generation is possible time is about three hours.

PEFC to configure the system, the hydrogen cartridge, insert a cartridge coupler of hydrogen, hydrogen extracted from the vacuum regulator to the hydrogen cartridge, PEFC, PEFC air blower to send, DC-DC (direct current – DC) converter (Figure 2 4). Cartridge system intended for storage of hydrogen using a hydrogen-hydrogen-absorbing alloy, the amount of content 0.25L, 1 corresponds to 7g in 80L pressure that can store hydrogen. Hydrogen-absorbing alloy titanium – zirconium in the same cartridge that is it equipped with 750g.

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This post was written by admin on March 14, 2010

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Honda signed a new solar hydrogen station

In its research and development center in Los Angeles, Honda has taken the second generation of a hydrogen refueling station in operation. That should be possible in the future, electric vehicles loaded with fuel new home for the night. The station fits in the garage and produced in eight hours the normal daily requirement of 0.5 kilograms of hydrogen.

honda solar hydrogen station

Previous stations needed a Elctrolyse unit plus a separate compressor, umd to put pressure on the gas and liquefy. The compressor was there the biggest and most expensive component. ErsteStation As the world comes the new Honda without a compressor station and is thus considerably smaller and at least 25% more efficient

honda solar hydrogen station

honda solar hydrogen station

With this easy-to handhabendenTechnologie stored hydrogen does not need to be and can be produced with cheap off-peak power. During the day, solar cells produce 6kW of power station, which is fed into Netzt and thus CO2 neutral earned money.

honda solar hydrogen station

honda solar hydrogen station

The Honda Solar Hydrogen Station was developed as a supplement to the public network of the fast charger. The Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell drive can be quickly loaded and offers a range of 460 kilometers. With 5-minute quick charge for longer trips and more comfortable night charge live rush hour and weekend trips no problem.

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This post was written by admin on January 29, 2010

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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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New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Gets Ready For Series Production

The new fuel cell vehicle offers everything that people expect from a Mercedes-Benz: High comfort and safety as well as no reduction in interior space and boot capacity. Customers will not have to sacrifice any driving pleasure either, because the electric motor has a peak performance of 100 kW/136 hp and a maximum torque of 290 Nm, which is available from the first rotation. It ensures that the B‑Class F-CELL, whose impressive dynamic handling properties are in some cases far better than those of a two-litre petrol car, gets off to an excellent start. Despite these qualities, the zero-emission fuel cell drive consumes the equivalent of only 3.3 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC). Thanks to its great range of about 400 kilometres and short refuelling times of around three minutes, the B‑Class F-CELL ensures local zero-emission mobility even for long stretches.

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

It was just. Mercedes has announced several times that he would have a hydrogen car into production before the end of the decade. We wanted to believe, but we saw in 2010 will bring … And finally here is the car. It was afraid, but here it is, and it is real. It is a class B as we had already seen several prototypes on many shows. Except it is no longer a prototype. It is still far from mass production, Mercedes does not provide for a first time to produce 200 copies. But it is a milestone of crossing over the prototype made by unit.
The rate provided is 2 cars per day. It’s little, but it already requires a dedicated organization, and Mercedes has put in place. It is true that the task was considerably simpler than that manufactures the Honda Clarity: Class B is a model already in production. The car already exists with gasoline engines, diesel or natural gas. And this versatility has opened doors that was enough to open a slightly larger version of this CAP. The integration is perfect, and even surprising, since touring the owner, it is difficult to see that it is a hydrogen car.

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

Source: New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Gets Ready For Series Production

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This post was written by admin on September 16, 2009

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