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Ford Motor Company: passenger car P2000 FC EV (1999)

 

Presentation

January 1999 at the Detroit Auto Show, June in Europe

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Corp.

Technology provider

Ballard Power Systems
Electrolyser Corp.
International Fuel Cells Corp.

Partner

Alcan Aluminium

Vehicle

P2000 FCEV based on the P2000 vehicle platform comparable to a "Taurus" (lightweight-construction-research vehicle based on the "Mondeo" model)

Status

Prototype

Passenger capacity

5

Size, weight

L x W (m) = 4.747 x 1.755 1514 kg

Propulsion concept

3x 25 kW PEM-FC from Ballard (Mark 700, 381 cells), 67 kW traction drive from Ecostar (peak efficiency 91%), (only service battery) 

Fuel

Compressed hydrogen (CGH2)

Storage

1.4 kg H2 as CGH2 in 2 carbon-fiber wrapped tanks from Dynatek; each tank has a capacity of 41 l at 21 °C, max. operating pressure of 24.8 MPa; safety system: H2 detection system with four sensors, ventilation system , over-pressure devices, ...

Range, consumption

160 km, fuel economy FUDS / HWFET / Combined = 24/ 34 / 28 kmpl 

Top speed, acceleration

145 km/h, acc. 0-48 / 0-96 km/h = 4.2 / 12.3/s

Approval

Operation

Goals

Weight reduction, plans to put a test fleet of fuel cell vehicles on the road in 2001, production ready status until 2004

Costs, prices

Until 2000 Ford has invested about 800 Mio DM

Funding

The Ministry of Natural Resources Canada provided funding for the development and US DoE

Source, link

www.ford.com

Comments

The prototype is believed to be the world´s first full-size, full-performance, five passenger car powered by fc; at the presentation in Detroit there was only a concept car, but it was expected to start running within a couple of months

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