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Title: Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Validation Data. Final Technical Report

Electricore, along with partners from Quong & Associates, Inc., Honda R&D Americas (Honda), Nissan Technical Center North America (Nissan), and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Toyota), participated in the Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Validation Data program sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (Cooperative Agreement No. DE-EE0005968). The goal of this program was to provide real world data from the operation of past and current FCEVs, in order to measure their performance and improvements over time. The program was successful; 85% of the data fields requested were provided and not restricted due to proprietary reasons. Overall, the team from Electricore provided at least 4.8 GB of data to DOE, which was combined with data from other participants to produce over 33 key data products. These products included vehicle performance and fuel cell stack performance/durability. The data were submitted to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NREL NFCTEC) and combined with input from other participants. NREL then produced composite data products (CDP) which anonymized the data in order to maintain confidentiality. The results were compared with past data, which showed a measurablemore » improvement in FCEVs over the past several years. The results were presented by NREL at the 2014 Fuel Cell Seminar, and 2014 and 2015 (planned) DOE Annual Merit Review. The project was successful. The team provided all of the data agreed upon and met all of its goals. The project finished on time and within budget. In addition, an extra $62,911 of cost sharing was provided by the Electricore team. All participants believed that the method used to collect, combine, anonymize, and present the data was technically and economically effective. This project helped EERE meet its mission of ensuring America’s security and prosperity by documenting progress in addressing energy and environmental challenges. Information from this project will be used by the hydrogen and vehicle industries to help advance the introduction of FCEVs and associated hydrogen infrastructure.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Electricore, Inc., Santa Clarita, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1178819
Report Number(s):
DOE-Electricore--05968
DOE Contract Number:
EE0005968
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Electricore, Inc., Santa Clarita, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Contributing Orgs:
Electricore, Inc.; Honda R&D Americas, Inc.; Nissan Technical Center North America; Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.; University of California, Irvine; Quong & Associates, Inc.; TG Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS Light Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle