Recent advances in hydrogen energy technology have made possible the consideration of a subcompact automobile utilizing metal hydrides, or powdered hydrogen storage, and a low cost electrolyzer for vehicle recharging. Basic considerations of the metal hydride automotive system are discussed regarding various vehicular prototypes. Particular emphasis is placed on a hydrogen minicar application. Utilizing a low cost electrolyzer and utility grid electricity for vehicle recharging, it is possible to make a comparison of the metal hydride hydrogen engine system with other electric vehicles on the basis of storage weight, vehicle range, and cost of operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprint for meeting held June 7-10, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Billins, R E
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760572 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM