USING HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION

This paper describes the installation in a Renault 4L of a hydrogen-air fuel cell. The weight of the power source is acceptable, as are the rates of acceleration. A speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) can be sustained continuously, and an autonomy of between 230 and 560 km (143 and 348 miles) can be attained depending upon the speed of the vehicle, with an effective load of 340 kg (750 lb). Two important obstacles (power source and use of hydrogen) are in the process of being solved by using inexpensive materials and by storing hydrogen by means of hydrides.

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00264118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper N 740168
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM