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

Burgman-fuel-cell-scooter

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 Ă— width 740mm Ă— height 1360mm.

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This post was written by admin on October 25, 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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Flying Fuel Cell: Antares DLR-H2

Take off with hydrogen: Driven solely by the energy of a fuel cell is an airplane for its maiden flight in Hamburg started. Researchers want to demonstrate that the technology for use in aviation is suitable.

The Antares DLR-H2 during its technical flight trial in June 2009 at Zweibrücken. The fuel cell is slung under the left wing and the hydrogen tank under the right wing – with a capacity of either 2 or 4.9 kilograms. The fuel cell system used to power the Antares delivers up to 25 kilowatts of electrical power, and when flying in a straight line, the aircraft only requires about ten kilowatts of power. In this situation, the fuel cell is operating at an efficiency level of approximately 52 percent.

Antares DLR-H2

Antares DLR-H2

Antares DLR-H2

Antares DLR-H2

Another new feature of the Antares is the way its fuel cell is connected to the main electric motor that powers the aircraft. The motor controller, developed jointly with Lange Aviation and with the College of Advanced Technology in Berne/Biel, is capable of taking in and controlling voltages from 188 to 400 V. Through the direct link between fuel cell and motor, efficiency is optimised while costs, reliability and maintenance costs are minimised.

The hissing white tank drops in aerodynamically favorable shape hangs under the wing of a glider. Antares DLR H2 is the Air Force, in a few minutes to the first official flight at the airport Hamburg-FuhlsbĂĽttel will take off. It is the world’s first public flight of a single fuel cell-powered aircraft – and therefore sends Hamburg’s First Mayor Ole von Beust personally some Greetings. He says “It almost like the first flight of Yuri Gagarin into space”.

The DLR’s scientists will continue to work closely with Airbus and Lufthansa Technik cooperate. The technology-yard, the Antares DLR-H2, at the Lufthansa base in Hamburg will be stationed, technically supervise. The experimental fuel-cell makers of DLR, the Airbus A320 ATRA, a fuel cell in which the functions of the APU Hilfsgasturbine takes effect from the yard looks.

Source: DLR motor glider Antares takes off in Hamburg

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This post was written by admin on July 17, 2009

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