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Title: Driving an Industry: Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Component Sizing

Abstract

Medium and heavy duty (MD and HD respectively) vehicles are responsible for 26 percent of the total U.S. transportation petroleum consumption [1]. Hydrogen fuel cells have demonstrated value as part of a portfolio of strategies for reducing petroleum use and emissions from MD and HD vehicles. [2] [3], but their performance and range capabilities, and associated component sizing remain less clear when compared to other powertrains. This paper examines the suitability of converting a representative sample of MD and HD diesel trucks into Fuel Cell Electric Trucks (FCETs), while ensuring the same truck performance, in terms of range, payload, acceleration, speed, gradeability and fuel economy.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F)
OSTI Identifier:
1346811
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5400-68121
Journal ID: ISSN 2032-6653
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: World Electric Vehicle Journal; Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; fuel cell; hydrogen; truck; simulation; HEV

Citation Formats

Kast, James, Marcinkoski, Jason, Vijayagopal, Ram, and Duran, Adam. Driving an Industry: Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Component Sizing. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Kast, James, Marcinkoski, Jason, Vijayagopal, Ram, & Duran, Adam. Driving an Industry: Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Component Sizing. United States.
Kast, James, Marcinkoski, Jason, Vijayagopal, Ram, and Duran, Adam. Wed . "Driving an Industry: Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Component Sizing". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_1346811,
title = {Driving an Industry: Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Component Sizing},
author = {Kast, James and Marcinkoski, Jason and Vijayagopal, Ram and Duran, Adam},
abstractNote = {Medium and heavy duty (MD and HD respectively) vehicles are responsible for 26 percent of the total U.S. transportation petroleum consumption [1]. Hydrogen fuel cells have demonstrated value as part of a portfolio of strategies for reducing petroleum use and emissions from MD and HD vehicles. [2] [3], but their performance and range capabilities, and associated component sizing remain less clear when compared to other powertrains. This paper examines the suitability of converting a representative sample of MD and HD diesel trucks into Fuel Cell Electric Trucks (FCETs), while ensuring the same truck performance, in terms of range, payload, acceleration, speed, gradeability and fuel economy.},
doi = {},
journal = {World Electric Vehicle Journal},
number = 1,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 22 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 22 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}