Simulation-Based Scenario Analysis on Growth of Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles and their Refueling Infrastructure Needs in California

This paper describes a predictive model that simulates the population growth of medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and estimate their hydrogen fuel demand with temporal and spatial granularity. It then finds optimal refueling facility layouts to meet the fuel demand. Additionally, several scenarios of MD/HD FCV growth pathways for California are simulated and compared. These scenarios suggest that California may need about 130 refueling facilities to meet the hydrogen fuel demand from the local MD/HD FCV market by 2030, and each facility needs to handle demands ranging from hundreds of kilograms of hydrogen per day to tens of thousands of kilograms of hydrogen per day.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ADC80 Standing Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

  • Authors:
    • Li, Guozhen
    • Ogden, Joan
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2019


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-02958
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2018 9:46AM