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Ford: passenger car Th!nk FC5 (2000)

 

Presentation

January 2000 at the Detroit Motor Show

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Corp.

Technology provider

Partner

Vehicle

Th!nk FC5 vehicle based on the 2000 Ford Focus 4-door family sedan

Status

Prototype

Passenger capacity

Size, weight

Basically a steel-bodied production car

Propulsion concept

FC: Mark 9000 FC from Ballard Power Systems, electric drive train: from a Ford EV Ranger 

Fuel

Methanol with reformer

Storage

Methanol tank

Range, consumption

 

Top speed, acceleration

Approval

Operation

Some early copies of the FC5 are expected to be delivered to the California Fuel Cell Alliance within the next six months

Goals

Ford plans to begin low volume commercial production of fuel cell vehicles by 2004

Costs, prices

Funding

Source, link

Comments

Ford has been working on alternative power source vehicles more than 30 years, placing a varity of environmentally friendly vehicles into production; since 1998 alliance with DaimlerChrysler; until 2003 Ford has developed its EV and FCV within the former Ford "TH!NK-Group"

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