Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles

Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles

HYDROGEN-POWERED VEHICLES By Alex Dahm Background Info Idea fueled by increased attention to air pollution and fossil fuel consumption Basic technology has existed for over 100 years, finally being put to use Next big thing in the car industry

(affordable, truly eco-friendly cars) Tech Fuel cells created by William Robert Grove and Francis Bacon in 18th and 19th century Fuel Cell Converts hydrogen to electricity, giving off heat and water as by-products Hydrogen must be seperated from water molecules via electrolysis Seperates the molecule into two electrodes, which create energy with the help of a catalyst

Polymer Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells Small, light Stackable Current Models Honda FCX Clarity available for lease only in CA Hyundai ix35 first mass produced fuel cell car, will be out 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S

Hydrogen-Powered Race Car Shows the potential of Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology (190 mph) Advantages/Disadvantages Advantages Disadvantages No gasoline usage High costs to create and buy 60 miles per kilogram of hydrogen Small fuel range

Create no air pollution Hydrogen is hard to store in a tank Over 35% more energy efficient than gas powered cars Most of the vehicles are slow, and have poor acceleration Fuel Economy Stats Significance Chrysler, Daimler, and Ford, among others, have committed to developing affordable fuel cell vehicles by

2017 Possibility of having emission-free cars Possibility of ending dependence on foreign oil With a few tweaks, these cars could become mainstream within 10 years Why Hydrogen Cars Could be the Future Works Cited "Best and Worst Fuel Economy." Best and Worst Fuel Economy. US Department of Energy, 15 Apr. 2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. . Bowling, Clarke. "Hydrogen Powered Aston Martin Rapide S Hybrid Race Car Burns Rubber, Spits Water." NY Daily News. NYDailyNews.com, 12 Apr. 2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. . Diep, Francie. "First Mass-Produced Hydrogen Cars Roll Out." Popular Science. Popular Science, 5 Mar.

2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. . "Hydrogen Car Fuel: 5 Pros and Cons: Price and Performance." CarsDirect. Internet Brands, 4 June 2010. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. . Kanellos, Michael. "Why Hydrogen Cars Could Still Be The Future." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 30 Jan. 2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. . Lampton, Christopher. "How Hydrogen Cars Work." HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks, Inc, n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. .

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