Tokyo 2009: Honda FCX – The fuel cell is smaller

Tokyo 2009 Honda FCX

The Honda FCX Clarity, a new revolutionary small fuel cell provides the central tunnel for the electricity, the electric motor drives the 100kW(136Hp) the four-seat sedan. 258 Nm torque serve from the first moment of driving pleasure. Small engine, small fuel cells, small lithium-ion battery and hydrogen tank, a shallow (171ltr.) under the rear seats have given the designers the opportunity to design a car with an optimal space for the passengers. Because unlike a conventional powertrain, the individual units need not be fitted to each other in certain positions. This results in a short hood, and an extremely falch niedruiger subfloor (no exhaust system) and a one-box design with lots of space. In 1625-pound FCX Clarity will be 160 km/h fast. With a consumption of 2.8 liters of diesel per 100 km corresponds pruduziert but no exhaust other than water vapor. Range: 460 kilometers

Tokyo 2009 Honda FCX

Tokyo 2009 Honda FCX

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This post was written by admin on October 26, 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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Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter range of 350km


Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter is exhibited at The 41st Tokyo Motor Show. 70MPa hydrogen increased the amount of fuel that can be filled with a hydrogen tank to survive. 10L tank with enough capacity for range of 350km when driving 30km/h that provide stationary.

Development of this vehicle has been sold in Spain, the company produced “Burgman 125″ was based. This “road to a trial in the near future” anticipation that has been developed to offer improvements to existing models easy clearance. Length and body size 2055mm × width 740mm × height 1360mm.

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This post was written by admin on October 25, 2009

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Suzuki SX4-FCV, Tokyo Motor Show 2009

Suzuki SX4-FCV 2009

The SX4-FCV fuel cell vehicle. GM-made high-performance fuel cell, 700-bar hydrogen tank (10,000psi) developed by Suzuki, which improved the driving performance of the capacitors used to assist during acceleration and braking energy recovery. Suzuki is planning to unveil a hydrogen fuel cell-powered SX4 concept model at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month. Minister of Transport certified to collect data from the test run on public roads are developed for practical use.

Suzuki SX4-FCV 2009

Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter

Suzuki Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter is exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show 2009 model year concept “cross-cage” model adopted scooter technology, fuel cell motorcycle more realistic and familiar.

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This post was written by admin on October 8, 2009

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