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FZ Karlsruhe - VW Bus (1989)

 

Presentation

1989

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Partner

Vehicle

VW Truck

Status

Demonstration

Passenger capacity

2

Size, weight

2880 kg

Propulsion concept

Three Siemens Alkaline Fuel Cells 17.5 kW, E-Motor: 144 V 17 kW (32 kW peak); 90 Ah Pb traction battery 

Fuel

Compressed hydrogen (CGH2)

Storage

2 Cylinders containing in total 1.5 kg hydrogen at 200 bar. One Cylinder for oxygen, one for nitrogen

Range, consumption

Max. 120 km 

Top speed, acceleration

70 km/h, like standard vehicle

Approval

The vehicle was admitted to public traffic

Operation

The performance of the car for city driving was quite acceptable

Goals

Costs, prices

Funding

Source, link

K. Schretzmann, FZ Karlsruhe, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Volume 17, 1992

Comments

The vehicle drove more than 2000 km with an operating time for the fuel cells >220 h. It was planned to apply a liquid hydrogen tank to the vehicle.

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