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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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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DOE: $41.9 Million to Spur Growth of Fuel Cell Markets

DOE (Department of Energy): $41.9 million to spur growth of fuel cell markets. This investment, transportation and consumer devices, such as backup power for home and industrial projects will be used. Each of the 13 projects, each project is related to fuel cell-powered forklifts.

FedEx Freight East: $1.3 million.

Jadoo Power: $1.8 million.

PolyFuel: $12.5 million.

Delphi Automotive: $2.4 million… etc.

Source: Department of Energy

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This post was written by admin on April 20, 2009