Hybrid Fuel Cell electric Vehicles
Fuel cell vehicles use hydrogen gas to power an electric motor. Unlike conventional vehicles which run on gasoline or diesel, fuel cell cars and trucks combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, which runs a motor. Since they’re powered entirely by electricity, fuel cell vehicles are considered electric vehicles (“EVs”)—but unlike other EVs, their range and refueling processes are comparable to conventional cars and trucks.
Converting hydrogen gas into electricity produces only water and heat as a byproduct, meaning fuel cell vehicles don’t create tailpipe pollution when they’re driven. Producing the hydrogen itself can lead to pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions, but even when the fuel comes from one of the dirtiest sources of hydrogen, natural gas, today’s early fuel cell cars and trucks can cut emissions by over 30 percent when compared with their gasoline-powered counterparts. Future renewable fuel standards—such as the requirements currently in place in California—could make hydrogen even cleaner.
Hydrogen fuel cell features
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles combine the range and refueling of conventional cars with the recreational and environmental benefits of driving on electricity.
Refueling a fuel cell vehicle is comparable to refueling a conventional car or truck; pressurized hydrogen is sold at hydrogen refueling stations, taking less than 10 minutes to fill current models. Some leases may cover the cost of refueling entirely. Once filled, the driving ranges of a fuel cell vehicle vary, but are similar to the ranges of gasoline or diesel-only vehicles (200-300 miles). Compared with battery-electric vehicles—which recharge their batteries by plugging in—the combination of fast, centralized refueling and longer driving ranges make fuel cells particularly appropriate for larger vehicles with long-distance requirements, or for drivers who lack plug-in access at home.
Like other EVs, fuel cell cars and trucks can employ idle-off, which shuts down the fuel cell at stop signs or in traffic. In certain driving modes, regenerative braking is used to capture lost energy and charge the battery.
Differences between fuel cell cars and other EVs
Battery electric vehicles run off an electric motor and battery. This offers them increased efficiency and, like fuel cell vehicles, allows them to drive emissions-free when the electricity comes from renewable sources. Unlike fuel cell cars and trucks, battery electric vehicles can use existing infrastructure to recharge, but must be plugged in for extended periods of time. Learn more about how battery electrics work >
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are similar to battery electric vehicles but also have a conventional gasoline or diesel engine. This allows them to drive short distances on electricity-only, switching to liquid fuel for longer trips. Although not as clean as battery electric or fuel cell vehicles, plug-in hybrids produce significantly less pollution than their conventional counterparts. Learn more about how plug-in vehicles work >
Conventional hybrids also have conventional engines and an electric motor and battery, but can’t be plugged-in. Though cleaner than conventional cars and trucks, non-plug-in hybrids derive all their power from gasoline and diesel, and aren’t considered electric vehicles. Learn more about how hybrids work >What does it mean when you dream about someone dying? How to get super glue off hands? what are mental health benefits of exercise How to move? What does em heat mean? What is the meaning of conflict in a story? What does teton mean? what are the benefits of a scholarship What does // mean in python? how to level up weapon skills wow classic What does lackadaisical mean? advice for dealing with students who don't accept facts what is the difference between static friction and kinetic friction what is the difference between catastrophic cap and deductible what is the difference between disinfect and sanitize How to stop a baby's hiccups? what are the environmental benefits of carbon sequestration what is the difference between hyperlipidemia and dyslipidemia In this excerpt from emily dickinson's poem "dying," what is the meaning of the word onset? what are the benefits of an enema how to contact social security benefits how to get 5th job skills What is the meaning of f.o.r? What is the meaning of lead time? How to delete uber eats account? What does the root word port mean? What does ah mean? how to improve bmr Tips and tricks when growing vegitable garden in five gallon buckets? How to paint nail tips? what is the definition of science pdf how to improve skin tone how many children have used anabolic steroids to improve their sports abilities What are some snowboard tricks called? What is the true meaning of thanksgiving? How to mirror iphone to tv? how to stop receiving calfresh benefits how can i improve my drawing skills How to calculate percent? how can i improve sex how to turn on iracing helper service how to massage legs to improve circulation How to make gravy from turkey drippings?