Motorcar Powered by Fuel Cell

W. Mohd Zailimi, W. Abdullah (2004) Motorcar Powered by Fuel Cell. Masters thesis, Coventry University.

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A concern on environment pollution produces by road motor vehicles was trigger many automotive industries today to find an alternative solutions to the way of vehicle to be powered. Although much advancement has been made in conventional IC engine to reduce pollution and to improve efficiency, pollution levels from motor vehicles are difficult to be controlled with increasing vehicles fleet in the road, especially in the urban area. Vehicle propulsion based on electric power is seemed to be ore of the alternative solutions to the environment concern. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) with the advantage of zero tailpipe emissions have been introduced to the market, but have not been successful due to high cost, limited range and lack of recharging infrastructures. Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) have overcome the limited range of BEV and take advantage of the existing fuel infrastructure have proven much more successful in the market. IIEV offers less tailpipe emissions compared to conventional vehicle and considered one of the major options to the automotive industries. Lately, Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV), especially PEM fuel cell gains much attraction to the automotive manufactures, offering potential up to twice the efficiency compared to conventional IC engines and near-zero emissions, will compete against these advanced technologies. The purpose of this study is to examine the science behind the fuel cell technology used as a motive power in automotive application. This include their performance, hydrogen storage system and fuel reforming technology that make used others hydrocarbon fuels to extract hydrogen. Their Advantages and disadvantages compared to the conventional IC engine also will be discussed. Furthermore, fuel cell vehicles powertrain system will be discussed, as a hybrid fuel cell or pure fuel cell vehicles.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fuel cells, Electric vehicles
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FKM
Depositing User: Nor Aini Md. Jali
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 11:33
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:28
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