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Title: Hydrogen: What's Different Now

Abstract

This is an exciting time for hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). They seem to be on the verge of a major market breakthrough. However, those of us who have been working in the hydrogen and FC industry for a while are familiar with the boom and bust cycle of FCEV hype-it feels like we have been here before. The first FC automobile was designed as far back as the 1960s. NASA was using FCs to power its spacecraft, and, in 1966, General Motors (GM) used this space-age technology in the prototype GM Electrovan. The Electrovan used the body and chassis of GM's Handivan, their production utility van at the time. The FC and hydrogen components for this vehicle filled nearly the entire available space of the van. At this point, FCs were clearly too expensive and impractical for production vehicles.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1429976
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5400-71188
Journal ID: ISSN 2325-5897
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Electrification Magazine; Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; hydrogen; fuel cells; electric vehicles; automobiles; green products; renewable energy sources

Citation Formats

Gearhart, Chris C. Hydrogen: What's Different Now. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/MELE.2017.2784630.
Gearhart, Chris C. Hydrogen: What's Different Now. United States. doi:10.1109/MELE.2017.2784630.
Gearhart, Chris C. Tue . "Hydrogen: What's Different Now". United States. doi:10.1109/MELE.2017.2784630.
@article{osti_1429976,
title = {Hydrogen: What's Different Now},
author = {Gearhart, Chris C},
abstractNote = {This is an exciting time for hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). They seem to be on the verge of a major market breakthrough. However, those of us who have been working in the hydrogen and FC industry for a while are familiar with the boom and bust cycle of FCEV hype-it feels like we have been here before. The first FC automobile was designed as far back as the 1960s. NASA was using FCs to power its spacecraft, and, in 1966, General Motors (GM) used this space-age technology in the prototype GM Electrovan. The Electrovan used the body and chassis of GM's Handivan, their production utility van at the time. The FC and hydrogen components for this vehicle filled nearly the entire available space of the van. At this point, FCs were clearly too expensive and impractical for production vehicles.},
doi = {10.1109/MELE.2017.2784630},
journal = {IEEE Electrification Magazine},
number = 1,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}