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GM HydroGen4 (2008)

 

Presentation

Berlin, 27 November 2008

Manufacturer

General Motors

Technology provider

Partner

Vehicle

The GM HydroGen4 is the European version of the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell.

Status

Demonstration

Passenger capacity

Size, weight

Length/width/height: 4796/1814/1760 mm

Propulsion concept

The fuel cell stack coverts oxygen from the air and the stored hydrogen into electric energy to power the vehicle's 73 kW/100 hp synchronous electric motor whilst emitting only water vapor. There's also a 1.8 kWh buffer battery to store energy from the vehicle’s regenerative braking system and cover peak electrical loads. 

Fuel

Compressed hydrogen (CGH2)

Storage

The HydroGen4 system consists of a 440 cell fuel stack with three 700-bar high-pressure tanks made from carbon-fiber composite material which can hold 4.2 kg of hydrogen.

Range, consumption

200 miles 

Top speed, acceleration

100 mph, from 0 mph to 62 mph in 12 s

Approval

Operation

Goals

Costs, prices

Funding

Source, link

http://www.gm.com/vehicles/vehicle.jsp?xvxid=09_208

Comments

The test vehicles are equipped with a wireless data transfer system to upload vehicle performance data to a company server for analysis by GM engineers.

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