Riversimple, the return of hydrogen. Zero pollution in the city daily

Riversimple Urban Car

Hydrogen cars are just moved to a second place in recent months. The future belongs to electric batteries, and we’ll build it for thousands of recharging terminals in all cities! For people who are struggling to convince that we can overcome the weakness of the self-electric cars by the infrastructure, the solution of hydrogen would quickly resurface. The potential is greatest, it is immediately apparent in the urban prototype car, which was announced with a range of 340/380 km. You can drive with peace of mind.

This prototype Riversimple Urban Car is an electric car, with 4 small electric motors in the wheels, which draws its energy in supercapacitors. They are much faster and more durable than batteries. But the amount of stored energy is very low. Just what travel a few kilometers. The characteristics are also smiling these supercapacitors weigh only 21 kg. They may nevertheless provide a current of 15 kilowatts for 10 seconds, which is sufficient in a vehicle that urban n’accuse 350 kg on the scale.
In addition, coming to add energy to that provided by the supercapacitors in the accelerations, a fuel cell (PAC). The PAC is very small, so affordable, but it can not issue a power of 6 kW. It is nevertheless sufficient to maintain the small vehicle at its maximum speed of 80 km/ h. A more moderate speeds, the CAP works in slow motion, to charge the supercapacitors. And it is these supercapacitors that allow this Riversimple accelerate the CAP alone does not provide enough power for that.
This is called decoupling or separation of what makes the car accelerate, thus enabling it to maintain its cruising speed. Hybrid cars already use a little idea, it is brought to its climax. And the future. All the work on the subject, even Ferrari, and the small team behind Riversimple adhered to the idea because they are not beginners. The project leader behind the car had already designed the LIFECARE Morgan, he has several years of experience in the development of hybrid / electric and hydrogen.
It is now seeking partners. Where an original approach, Open Source. One knows the software of this type, but the design of a car has very little to do with editing software. Riversimple and continued to explain that they did not want a large group resume their solutions for a mass production without worrying about the future of its designers. Commercial use is not authorized. But if an innovative SMEs would like to work on the project to accelerate the emergence, in a return on investment mutualized, it is welcome here.
Kind of Smart elongated to reduce the frontal surface, the prototype meets all the best ideas for what is to make a car more environmentally friendly. Use of lightweight composite materials, motors in the wheels to ensure maximum recovery of energy lost to braking (although better than a Prius) … The Riversimple could be available in 2013, and it would not be sold, but proposed lease including all costs, including hydrogen refueling. The customer would have a package with a rent to pay mileage. That would be from £ 200 per month, or about 236 euros, and it seems for a competitive auto zero pollution.

Source: Riversimple

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This post was written by admin on July 13, 2009

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Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid premiere in Vienna

Its world premiere celebrates today (June 9, 2009) in Vienna, the new city bus Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid at the UITP Congress, the World Congress of Verkehrsbetriebe. It is the first vehicle of the new generation fuel cell buses from Daimler. The Bus combines the advantages of a few months ago presented Citaro G Blue Tec hybrid diesel-electric propulsion with combined with those of the Citaro fuel cell buses, which travel with hydrogen and in fleet tests have already proven successful.

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid sets while driving no pollutants released and runs almost silently. This makes it ideal for use in inner cities and metropolises. Daimler is a small series of around 30 cars finished and European transport companies offer. The Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus will fall into a Europe-wide large-scale trial in several cities intensively tested.

Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid

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This post was written by admin on June 8, 2009

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Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster on the Bertha Benz Route

As you may remember, about a month ago we brought you the details of a special concept vehicle known simply as the F-Cell Roadster. The F-Cell’s 1.2 kW (1.63 hp) hybrid drive allows, top speed is low 25 km/h and achieve an operating range of 350 km.
Even if the 250,000 euros well expensive single item is rarely faster than the pace moves – the maximum speed is 25 km/h – has been given to the airy outdoor seating at least as much fun as on board a Mercedes SLK.

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

With her two kids in tow, Bertha Benz became the first soccer mom in history. Wanting to prove to Karl that his invention was worthwhile, she drove over a hundred kilometers in the Benz Motorwagen back in 1888. The drive on the other hand, is a message from the future.  “The second task of this project was the use of clean propulsion technologies,” said trainer Marcus Troll.

Source: Daimler Unveils Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster With Hybrid Drive

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

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This post was written by admin on April 29, 2009

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Mazda builds RX-8 Hydrogen for Norway (HyNor)

The Hydrogen Project HyNor are building a hydrogen road between Stavanger and Oslo. HyNor was established in spring 2003. Total 50 players in the industry, transport, regional governments and organizations are included in HyNor.

Mazda has taken the first RX-8 Hydrogen RE to Norwegian specifications produced. By car take the Japanese car manufacturer on 11 May 2009 in Oslo at the celebration of the opening of the first hydrogen filling stations participated. After the technical acceptance is the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE for training purposes for the participants of the project HyNor use.

Registration list for the rally is now ready and both cars can be purchased in the store, demo cars, and research projects will participate in the EVS Viking Rally. The objective of the rally is the world congress and exhibition with participants from over 40 countries.

Among the participants are Mitsubishi (Electric Cars), Ford (hydrogen), Think (hydrogen), Lampo (Electric Cars from Switzerland), Opel (hydrogen), Norway Electric Cars (Electric Cars), Tesla (Electric Cars from the USA) and rebuilt Toyota Prius (hydrogen).

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen HyNor

In contrast to those already in Japan to offer models based leasing the RX-8 of the HyNor project at the recent European version of the vehicle with LHD and manual gearbox.  As part of the HyNor project is along a 580 kilometers long section of motorway between Stavanger and Oslo, a chain of hydrogen filling stations will be set up.

Source: HyNor

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This post was written by admin on April 25, 2009

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2009 Shanghai Auto Show: Toyota FCHV-adv Concept

Toyota FCHV-adv (Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle-advanced) is a use of  “Toyota FC Stack” high-performance fuel cell hybrid five-seater and with our understanding of high-performance fuel cell R&D is to improve the energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide and other gases from air pollution.

Toyota FCHV-adv Concept

Toyota FCHV-adv fuel efficiency by 25%, and in order to improve the performance of life vehicles, Toyota has also developed the high-pressure hydrogen storage 70Mpa, to life after hydrogen charging from the extension of 2 times, and reached about 830 km alarming level. In addition, Toyota is also very cold, especially in low-temperature environment to test the performance of the FCHV-adv, and the Toyota data also showed that even at 30 ℃ environment, FCHV-adv can start and normal running . Cold zone, but also ensure that the vehicles start with the normal traffic.

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This post was written by admin on April 23, 2009

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