27 Jan '15, 10am

The perfect hybrid? Fuel cell range extender doubles range of EVs.

The perfect hybrid? Fuel cell range extender doubles range of EVs.

A Fuel cell range extender will be used in light commercial vehicles to double the daily range of battery powered vehicles, a significant improvement that makes hydrogen-powered electric vehicles more competitive in the automotive markets. The Symbio Fcell will be used in the first five Renault Kangoo ZE Light commercial vehicles (LCVs) powered by its hydrogen Fuel Cell Range-Extender, as part of a full fleet project led by the Conseil Général de la Manche which will rapidly deploy 40 vehicles. La Manche indeed counts amongst the first departments in France to own a hydrogen filling station (active in Saint Lo) and five plug-in hybrid battery fuel cell light vehicles. Furthermore, it has an important potential for low-carbon electricity production, based on marine renewable energies (hydrokinetic and offshore wind) and nuclear. The fuel cell technology recharges the batter...

Full article: http://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/7347/fue...

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