Fuel cell cars from the dealer in 2015

Mercedes wants to have its first fuel cell powered vehicles in 2015 from the dealer. This was confirmed by the manufacturers at a conference in Monaco: “Until then, customers will be for a car with the environmentally driven not need much more than pay for a better-equipped hybrid model,” said investigator Arwed Niestroj.

Production stage, the technology had already reached, however, stressed Joachim Schmidt, head of sales with a view to the first 200 vehicles produced by industrial processes, and in 2010 delivered in a pilot project. They are based on the current B-class and are driven by an electric motor with 100 kW and a torque of 290 Newton meters. Although the fuel cell needs in the B-class normalized to 100 kilometers is just 3.3 liters of diesel and hydrogen at the current price of around nine euros per kilo cheaper to maintain

Fuel cell cars from the dealer in 2015

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This post was written by admin on December 22, 2009

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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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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

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This post was written by admin on September 16, 2009

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Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda goes with the circle piston Wankel engine in the future and uses the rotary engine as an entry into the hydrogen age. How to drive the two prototypes Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

In Japan, the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen has leased since 2006.  Athletes with mild grade: 109 hp must meet the prototypes.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary is conspicuous only by pasting on.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The prototype will demonstrate that hydrogen rotary engine and fit together well.
Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

From the pipes flowing at RX-8 Hydrogen only water vapor.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen was founded in 2003 at the Tokyo Motor Show presented.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda uses the technique on tank vessels, the 350 bar handle. One filling is sufficient for approximately 100 kilometers.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The dual-fuel system makes changing the use of hydrogen and super gasoline possible.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The 105-liter tank H2 requires a complete boot.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Inside are Tankuhr except the second and the switch no difference to the production model to recognize.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Two ads for gasoline tank (five liters) and H2 (105 liters).

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary with electric motor and lithium-ion battery makes the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary hybrid provides powerful propulsion.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda Premacy 5.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Given the high-pressure hydrogen tanks, the trunk shrinks to 230 liters.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The overall efficiency of the prototype is extremely low.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The drive of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid is that of the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen in the shade.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Dre hydrogen Wankel has 350 Newton meter torque.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

With hydrogen, the power is lower than with ordinary gasoline.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

At the pump, there are expected differences.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Hydrogen pumps are rare in Norway.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The rotary engine is nothing to see, the high-performance electronic components dominate the engine compartment.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, two of seven seats to the hydrogen tank’s sake soft.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The graph shows the Wankel as electricity producers to charge the lithium-ion batteries.

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This post was written by admin on August 10, 2009

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