FUEL CELLS: FUTURE AUTOMOTIVE POWERPLANTS?

Solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) fuel cells are unique in that there is no liquid electrolyte to present problems of leakage, corrosion, or normality control, or to present any possible hazard in the event of an accident or spill. This article relates how the performance of a General Motors X-car and a General Electric Chrysler ETV-1 were judged using SPE fuel cells as powerplants: the cars achieved a 150 percent improvement in fuel economy over their gasoline versions and had negligible exhaust emissions.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 39-41
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 91
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 755
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM