Fuel-cell-powered vehicles appear to offer great promise for energy-saving, high-efficiency transportation. Fuel cells are both highly efficient (50% thermal efficiency has been demonstrated by some) and non-polluting (water being the main by-product). Dramatic improvements in performance have occurred recently due to aerospace and utility R&D efforts. The primary vehicle considered at workshops of laboratory and industrial investigators was a fuel cell/battery hybrid, in which fuel cells are paralleled by batteries. Fuel cells are used for cruising power and battery recharge, while batteries supply transient power for acceleration and starting.

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    • Based on SAE-800059, "Fuel Cell Systems for Vehicular Applications," by D.K. Lynn, J.B. McCormick, R.E. Bobbett, C. Derouin, and W.J. Kerwin.
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  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 78-84
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 905
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1985 12:00AM