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K. Kordesch: passenger car (1970)

 

Presentation

1970

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Karl Kordesch

Partner

Vehicle

Austin A 40

Status

First FC operated city car

Passenger capacity

4

Size, weight

730 kg before and 950 kg after the conversion

Propulsion concept

6 kW FC by Union Carbide, SLI-lead acid battery, DC series motor with 7.5 kW continious and 20 kW peak power; calculated efficiency was 58%  

Fuel

Compressed hydrogen (CGH2)

Storage

6 tanks contained 20 to 25 m³ (130 - 150 bar)

Range, consumption

300 km 

Top speed, acceleration

Average speed 45 km/h, top speed 80 km/h

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

Comments

K. Kordesch was professor at the Insitute for Chemical Technology of Anorganic Materials at the Technical University of Graz, Austria



K. Kordesch: passenger car
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author: Charles01