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

Source: BMW HYDROGEN ENGINE REACHES TOP LEVEL EFFICIENCY

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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2009 Geneva Motor Show: Citroen GT is about to mass production?

2009 Geneva Motor Show: Citroen GT

Modeling of extreme science fiction of the Citroen GT is actually from the virtual digital world came on the Geneva Motor Show. The concept cars are Citroen and Sony’s Polyphony Digital developed in cooperation, as a Sony home console platform PS3 games “Gran Turismo 5 (GT5)” inside a car. At swim, according to Citroen GT in name is “GtbyCitroen”, she was set to use a fuel cell, power-driven, non-emissions car. And this classic racing game “Gran Turismo” series has also been hot in the world has more than 50 million sets.

At Geneva Motor Show on the basis of the latest message, this length 4960mm, width 2080mm, a 1090mm high Citroen GT, is likely to move toward volume production of a formal and limited production will only be 20, some of whom may be carrying power from the Ford’s 5.4 liters supercharged engines, or engines from GM, let us wait and see.

2009 Geneva Motor Show: Citroen GT

2009 Geneva Motor Show: Citroen GT

2009 Geneva Motor Show: Citroen GT

2009 Geneva Motor Show: Citroen GT

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This post was written by admin on March 12, 2009

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Unusual the Bologna Motor Vehicles SHOW 2008

Toyota Fine T

The Fine-T shows how Toyota technology with a fuel cell hybrid system and connects hub motors. In addition, the vehicle is much less traffic on the interior surface.

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This post was written by admin on December 5, 2008

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The prototype GM HydroGen4? 320 km of autonomy

The U.S. manufacturer General Motors exhibited at World prototype green technologies and green propulsion to illustrate his vision of future mobility. Here is the GM HydroGen4 the 4th generation vehicle with a fuel cell with hydrogen.

GM HydroGen4

GM HydroGen4

According to GM, the HydroGen4 is more dynamic and functional compared to previous models: its propulsion system was optimized in particular. Its fuel cell is made up of 440 cells connected in series. The whole system allows a power of 93 kW and feeds a synchronous electric motor of 73 kW/100 hp. The acceleration? The 0-100 km / h in 12 seconds. Its autonomy is 320 km. GM HydroGen4 has a storage system consists of 3 tanks at high pressure of 700 bars made of carbon fiber they contain 4.2 kg of hydrogen. This alternative has the future ahead of it!

GM HydroGen4

GM HydroGen4

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This post was written by admin on October 19, 2008

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The Ford Ka Hydrogen Bond

You know that the new Ford Ka compact is unveiled at the Mondial de Paris (see article). Well this small city car has a green star movie! In the new James Bond Quantum of Solace entitled to be released on October 31 2008 in the United Kingdom and France, you can see James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Camille (Olga Kurylenko) at the wheel of the Ford Ka Hydrogen Bond with a fuel cell with hydrogen, revamped for the occasion.

Ford Bond Ka

Ford Bond Ka

The manufacturer Ford Ka explained that the Quantum of Solace was unique with a metallic gold paint and interior and exterior design exclusive: it has been imagined by the Center Style Ford Europe, in collaboration with interior designer Denis Gassner rewarded with Oscars. Its technical characteristics are disclosed in a few months. Meanwhile, James Bond is going to undress shapes its gaze generous, as usual!

Ford Bond Ka

Ford Bond Ka

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This post was written by admin on October 16, 2008

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