WIT Press


An Evaluation Of Future Energy Conversion Systems Including Fuel Cell

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040591

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

578 kb

Author(s)

T.S. Saitoh, A. Yoshimura & N. Yamada

Abstract

This paper presents a comparison among various vehicles when using fossil fuels and renewable energy. In the case of using fossil fuel, we compared 5 key factors among the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle (gasoline or diesel), battery-powered and hybrid vehicles. Comparison factors are cruising range, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, waste heat rejection, air pollutants and noise. According to this comparison, hybrid, battery-powered and fuel cell electric vehicle have better potentials than ICE vehicles. In the case of utilizing renewable energy, EV will become the mainstream among various vehicles. In addition, FCEV will play an important role until that age. Moreover, we designed a high efficiency FCEV from the viewpoint of fuel eff

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