Kia Forte LPI hybrid and Mohave Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)

In addition to presenting Kia Seoul Motor Show, a prototype of the fuel cell vehicle Mohave FCEV. This hydrogen-powered SUV is a powerful 115 kW fuel cell powered and can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The scope of the companion is about 750 kilometers.

Kia Forte LPI hybrid

Kia Forte LPI hybrid

Kia is already planning the introduction of other alternative drives. 2011 a full-hybrid model coming middle class, for 2012 is the first use of fuel cell technology in a production vehicle announced.

- Eco Dynamics badge to identify environmentally-friendly vehicles
- Forte LPI Hybrid to be launched in August featuring maximum power of 114ps and fuel efficiency of 0.0125 km/$
- Revamped interior and exterior, hybrid jingle sets Forte LPI Hybrid apart from predecessor
- Korea’s first look at Mohave fuel cell electric vehicle with top speed of 160km/h and fuel efficiency of 0.0167 km/$

First showcased at the 2008 Los Angeles International Auto Show, the Mohave FCEV is a next-generation FCEV with vastly improved performance over the previous Sportage FCE.

The three tank hydrogen storage system (700 bar) in the Mohave FCEV has a single-fueling cruising distance of approximately 750km, nearly double the top range (384km) of the previous generation.

Source: Kia Forte LPI hybrid and Mohave Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)

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This post was written by admin on April 1, 2009

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Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

The Mazda5 Hydrogen RE Hybrid is the second commercially available model of the manufacturer with hydrogen rotary engine. Since 2006, the RX-8 Hydrogen RE for the leasing business released, in contrast to the Mazda5 Hydrogen RE Hybrid, but it is only by its rotary engine and no additional electric motor on board.

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

The Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid features a series-type hybrid drivetrain, which combines Mazda’s hydrogen rotary engine with an electric motor. The engine output is converted to electricity, which then powers the motor that drives the wheels. This hybrid system boosts the hydrogen fuel range of the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to 200 kilometers, twice the range of the RX-8 Hydrogen RE, and increases the maximum output by approximately 40 percent, to 110 kilowatts.

The variant of the Mazda Series Hybrid drive combines the familiar hydrogen rotary engine, the push of a button on either gasoline or hydrogen (Dual Fuel System) is working with an electric motor. The system converts the energy derived from combustion engine into electric current, then the electric motor and thereby driving the vehicle.

Source: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

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This post was written by admin on March 27, 2009

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Daimler Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

This car, equipped with modern technologies and futuristic, a source of inspiration for the first Benz history (from 1886)! The key word: high-tech combined with tradition!

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Roadster is an electric motor powered by a fuel cell located at the rear of a power of 1.2 kW (1.63 hp). Its top speed is low, it is 25 km/h and achieve an operating range of 350 km. It has large wheels. Found inside the vehicle the following elements: a joystick replacing the conventional wheel and bucket seats in carbon fiber.
According to Human Resources Board member and Labor Relations Manager GĂĽnther Fleig: “This project impressively demonstrates that the topic of sustainable mobility has become an integral part of our vocational training. I am delighted to see how much initiative and creativity the young people have put into this project.”

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

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

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This post was written by admin on March 26, 2009

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Future Drive: Hydrogen-diesel from BMW

Engineers from the BMW developed a new cylinder head for hydrogen operation based on a production diesel engine. BMW designed high pressure injectors for direct injection of hydrogen into the combustion chamber with pressures of up to 300 bar, nearly 4500 psi. With the diesel base, however a much better efficiency, with the new technology reached 42 percent and this is on the level of conventional self-ignition. The series using the new technology are technical side, according to Development Director Falk Gerbig no insurmountable obstacles contrary.

The project H2BVplus, an H2-ignition combustion process as a possible cars propulsion of the future will be further investigated. With regard to performance and efficiency can be distinguished from conventional diesel interesting aspects derived. The H2-ignition concept is to increase the efficiency and specific performance is expected.

Still holds the BMW hydrogen combustion because of the relatively low technology and low cost space, particularly for a good alternative to hydrogen fuel cells


BMW hydrogen-diesel (H2BVplus Hydrogen Combustion Engine)

H2BVplus Hydrogen Combustion Engine

BMW hydrogen-diesel (H2BVplus Hydrogen Combustion Engine with Laser Measurement Equipment )

H2BVplus Hydrogen Combustion Engine with Laser Measurement Equipment

BMW hydrogen diesel (3D-CFD Simulation Hydrogen High-Pressure-Injecto)

BMW hydrogen diesel (3D-CFD Simulation Hydrogen High-Pressure-Injector)

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New Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Buses

Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid

Germany’s Daimler in 2009 was held on Monday in Vienna, Austria “World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition” (2009 years Sunday June 7-11), Mercedes-Benz’s fuel cell hybrid bus “Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid “to announce.

The company has a 1997 bus test vehicle equipped with a fuel cell system in the world’s first “NEBUS” it said. The Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid development is an extension of the fuel cell system with a “Fuel Cell Citaro” and “Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid” system, incorporating the elements of the hybrid-diesel technology. Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid is equipped with a motor axle hub, Li-ion secondary battery, and share the power supply system for electric components. In addition, driven by precise control of hybrid systems, that reduces fuel consumption compared to conventional fuel cell bus.

The company soon will begin testing as a normal bus operation in several cities in Europe. This experiment, the years 2003-2006 in EU fuel cell bus trials conducted by “CUTE (Clean Urban Transport for Europe)” will get along. Since 2003, a total of 36 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses equipped with fuel cell drives have performed outstandingly at 12 public transport agencies on three continents as part of the CUTE test, its HyFLEET:CUTE followup project, and other related testing programs. The buses were driven a combined total of more than two million kilometers in a total of approximately 135,000 hours of operation. Their availability between 90 and 95 percent impressively demonstrated the environmentally friendly fuel-cell drive’s suitability for everyday use in urban regular-service buses

Source: Fleet Test for the New Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Bus

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This post was written by admin on March 11, 2009

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