Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2009 Results

Driving 3000 kilometres per litre seems an unlikely distance, but that is the standard of fuel economy that the teams competing in the Shell Eco-marathon project will be trying to match. DTU Dynamo won the Shell Eco-marathon Europe.

Prototype Fuel Cell Eco-marathon Europe 2009 Results

Source: Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2009

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This post was written by admin on May 11, 2009

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Submarines: Ideal fuel cell vehicle

Fuel cells apparently make a good submarine hard to find. While fuel cell automobiles promise reduced emissions on land, the high seas have long enjoyed a virtual amnesty from air-emission regulations.

Emission-free on the Alster: Since August 2008, Hamburg-Visitors to the “FCS Alsterwasser” ecologically correct on the central waters of the Hanseatic City of sail. Makes it possible to combine electric and fuel cell: The energy comes from a hydrogen tank, up to 50 kilograms may be – that’s enough for four days. From the hydrogen produces fuel cell then electrical energy for the motor.

The company’s latest line of U212 and U214 Class non-nuclear submarines have been developed using a silent operating fuel cell plant that runs on nine 34-kilowatt Siemens polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cells. An air-independent fuel cell propulsion (AIP) system provides an extreme increase in underwater endurance, increased diving depth and overall efficiency.

The development will push the Hydrogen Bus Alliance. Partners of the merger include the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, London and Madrid. Between 2009 and 2011 counts Melczer because of the twinning with a demand of more than 50 buses, from 2011 to 2013 should be 100 and in the years 2013 to 2015 will be 500 buses.

The U212 combines a conventional diesel generator with a lead acid battery and an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system for silent slow cruising, and a fuel cell equipped with oxygen and hydrogen storage. The system consists of nine PEM (polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cells, providing between 30 and 50kW each.

Fuel cell hydrogen Submarine

Fuel cell hydrogen Submarine

The U214 submarine, still in development, has a displacement of 1,700 tonnes, is 65 metres long and is manned by a crew of 27. The propulsion is again provided by a Siemens Permasyn engine which draws its power supply either from the fuel cells or from batteries which are fed by a diesel generator. Performance of the AIP system has been increased with two Siemens PEM fuel cells, which produce 120kW per module and will give the submarine an underwater endurance of two weeks.

Fuel cell hydrogen Submarine

Fuel cell hydrogen Submarine

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This post was written by admin on May 6, 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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Shanghai 2009: Roewe Fuel Cell Electric

In addition to the hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain that we saw the other day, China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) Roewe.

SAIC Roewe 750 platform for the development of models from the use of independent research and development of new energy sources for electric vehicle propulsion systems, while at the same time the system can also be used for fuel cells, oil and other electric and pure electric vehicles above.

Roewe cars the same basis as the R&D, after re-optimization of fuel cells, will allow a maximum speed of 150km/h of fuel cell cars running for 319 kilometers.

Roewe Fuel Cell Electric

Roewe Fuel Cell Electric

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This post was written by admin on April 27, 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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