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Ovonic 'H2 Prius' (2003)

 

Presentation

September 2003, Bibendum Challenge

Manufacturer

Toyota

Technology provider

Ovonic Hydrogen Systems
Quantum Technologies

Partner

Vehicle

Modified Toyota Prius 2002 model

Status

Prototype vehicle

Passenger capacity

5

Size, weight

Propulsion concept

Hydrogen-electric hybrid with modified internal combustion engine operated on hydrogen and NiMH battery ( 276 V) 

Fuel

Hydrogen

Storage

metal hydride hydrogen storage: 3 kg hydrogen

Range, consumption

~ 200 km 

Top speed, acceleration

Approval

Operation

Goals

Costs, prices

Funding

Source, link

http://www.ovonic-hydrogen.com

Comments

In March 2004 Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies announced the plan to build a fleet of 30 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Vehicles with hydrogen propulsion system. The project is supported by the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) with $2.3 million; additional co-funding by the Department of Defense National Automotive Center (DoD-NAC).The number of hydrogen vehicles could be increased to 35 with a total contract value of $2.5 million.

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