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Concept of city commuter cars~3rd Report: Planning and designing of a 2- parsons fuel cell electric vehicle
Published October 13, 1999 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Autumn Conference
A very small-sized electric vehicle, powered with proton exchange membrane fuel cell operating on reformed methanol is planned and designed to solve social problems associated with air pollution and heavy traffic condition. Since the direct-hydrogen fuel cell systems produce only water and electricity, they are expected as power source of the next generation by reason of ultra low emission. The compact body (2.5m in length and 1.5m in width) can reduce its parking space, while the sufficient interior space can install a large volume air-bag for keeping the safety.
Next the driving range is simulated by the experimental data of the output and the performance. And it is shown that the fuel cell-powered electric vehicle has sufficient practical utility in urban area and thru way.