(FCV) fuel cell vehicle is a Holy Grail that promises low emissions of an electric vehicle (BEV) battery with the convenience of the range and refueling a gasoline car. But with the exception of roadgoing experiences as the Honda FCX clarity, the FCV always years away.
It is only available as a three-year contract, Hyundai Tucson FCV brings more, costing motorists $499 per month, $2999 down. In California, where it is marketed exclusively the crossover, the State will pay the advance payment and then with a scholarship of $5000, i.e. that works the monthly payment of $443. To sweeten the agreement, Hyundai has a hydrogen fuel Guide, probably because the Federal incentives for the FCVs go directly to the manufacturer.
According to Hyundai, the cost of the technology was reduced by 40% over the past 15 years. Still expensive fuel cells, in part due to Platinum for its Proton Exchange membranes. In simple terms, the fuel cell makes electricity from an electrochemical reaction between hydrogen and air. atoms of hydrogen stored in high pressure tanks passes through a membrane strips to their electrons, creating electricity to power a motor unit. -Hydrogen proton, combining with the air on the other side of the membrane, comes out of the exhaust.
Hydrogen may be the most abundant element on the universe, but isolating on earth takes work. Total of greenhouse effect of one FCV – all, gas production from manufacturing of vehicle fuel distribution – depends on how to create fuel.
Hydrogen can be a number of ways, but the easiest way is electrolysis. If the electricity than divisions oxygen hydrogen comes from a renewable source, and hydrogen is piped to the petrol station, a FCV has half of the impact of greenhouse gases of a BEV loaded into the grid in California, where electricity supply is varied.
But the majority of the production of hydrogen, where natural gas is extracted and transported around, this advantage disappears.
It doesn’t matter how, find that a hydrogen station is not easy. Los Angeles has six public stations. In most of the country, there is no. At the end of 2016, California must have 48 hydrogen stations. But for the moment the Tucson fuel cell is only available in a small number of zip codes in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Trip to Tucson fuel cell is like running a BEV. An AC motor 134 HP with 221 pounds feet of torque changes Tucson 4150-pound vigorously to a stop, but 30 mph acceleration tapers. transmission system and the fuel cell are silent and single-speed transmission planetary Tucson here and yon without hesitation. But beyond the novelty of the powerplant under the hood, there is not much that is exciting or interesting about it.
Tucson vacuum two hydrogen tanks filling takes about 10 minutes. Two extendable rear axle tanks hold 12.4 kilograms of hydrogen to 10000 psi, providing a range of 265 miles allegedly. A battery of 0.95 lent the Sonata hybrid kWh sits on the floor and acts as a buffer to feed the engine until the fuel cell starts to make enough electricity.
Hyundai not Tucson FCVs rent to anyone. Prospects are reviewed to ensure that they live near a station, your expectations and driving habits of work with 265-mile range of the car, and that you are comfortable driving a science fair project.
And while this range of usable sounds 265 miles, you should go to 265 miles in any direction, the only way is to go back to the trailer. With more stations for hydrogen fuel cell has the potential to compete with BEVs. Now, however, the fuel cell is an idea linked to the Earth.