“WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT… Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs)”
In Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) the powertrain/engine runs on electricity produced within a fuel cell by the electrochemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. As the only waste product of this reaction is water, FCEVs do not emit CO2 or other harmful substances. FCEVs are therefore an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cars. Especially if low-carbon footprint H2 from renewables is used, the CO2-reduction potential for the transport sector could be significant.
FCEVs have the potential to transform today’s traffic. More than 4,000 FCEVs drove on streets worldwide in 2016. With manufacturers announcing the production of affordable FCEVs in series, electric mobility based on fuel cells is expected to gain further momentum. Especially since the applications of fuel cell technology in transport are manifold. Currently the development of fuel cell solutions for industrial fleets, material handling vehicles, rail and air transport as well as for shipping, river navigation and pleasure boating is underway.