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Title: FedEx Express Hydrogen Fuel Cell Extended-Range Battery Electric Vehicles

Abstract

The ability to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while delivering packages is an immense challenge, particularly with the available technology. This is further complicated by the diversity of the different duty cycles utilized by the Pick-up and Delivery vehicles (PUD’s) at FedEx. This has created enormous opportunities for an extended range, zero emission electric PUD. The goal of this project was to produce electric vehicles that with the addition of a fuel cell system could extend the range of an existing electric vehicle to a distance of 150 miles. Using an existing vehicle design that had an extended range using a gasoline GenSet, the project team replaced the GenSet system and fuel tank, with a fuel cell system and fuel tanks. With some programming modifications and hardening of the fuel cell system to the weather conditions and other challenges of the on-road use case, the protype testing period proved the technology successful in this environment.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. FedEx Express
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F)
Contributing Org.:
Plug Power, Workhorse
OSTI Identifier:
1581967
Report Number(s):
DOE-FEDEX-06522
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006522
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; EREV

Citation Formats

Galbach, Phillip C. FedEx Express Hydrogen Fuel Cell Extended-Range Battery Electric Vehicles. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.2172/1581967.
Galbach, Phillip C. FedEx Express Hydrogen Fuel Cell Extended-Range Battery Electric Vehicles. United States. doi:10.2172/1581967.
Galbach, Phillip C. Fri . "FedEx Express Hydrogen Fuel Cell Extended-Range Battery Electric Vehicles". United States. doi:10.2172/1581967. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1581967.
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title = {FedEx Express Hydrogen Fuel Cell Extended-Range Battery Electric Vehicles},
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abstractNote = {The ability to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while delivering packages is an immense challenge, particularly with the available technology. This is further complicated by the diversity of the different duty cycles utilized by the Pick-up and Delivery vehicles (PUD’s) at FedEx. This has created enormous opportunities for an extended range, zero emission electric PUD. The goal of this project was to produce electric vehicles that with the addition of a fuel cell system could extend the range of an existing electric vehicle to a distance of 150 miles. Using an existing vehicle design that had an extended range using a gasoline GenSet, the project team replaced the GenSet system and fuel tank, with a fuel cell system and fuel tanks. With some programming modifications and hardening of the fuel cell system to the weather conditions and other challenges of the on-road use case, the protype testing period proved the technology successful in this environment.},
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