The development of the fuel cell is briefly reviewed. Experimental applications of fuel cells in city buses, highway buses and trucks, delivery vans, consumer vehicles, and golf carts are described. For the most part these are hybrid powered vehicles in which storage batteries supply energy during warm-up and acceleration while the fuel cells supply energy at cruising speed and for battery recharge during vehicle stopping times. The economic viability of these configurations is emphasized.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • McCormick, J B
    • Huff, J R
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 54-65
  • Serial:
    • Technology Review
    • Volume: 82
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • ISSN: 1099-274X

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  • Accession Number: 00331800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM