Title

Light-weight fuel cell-battery hybrid vehicle demonstration project

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

5-1-2006

Publication Title

International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, 2006. SPEEDAM 2006.

First page number:

223

Last page number:

229

Abstract

This paper describes the conversion of a lightweight pure electric vehicle into a hybrid fuel cell-battery vehicle. Integration of the two power sources, including the installation of a DC-DC converter for regulating the desired operating voltage and controlling the power supplied by the fuel cell, is presented in sufficient detail. The desired performance of the modified vehicle - that is where the fuel cell provides relatively steady power while the battery bank provides peak power - is illustrated by field measurements under different operating conditions

Keywords

Fuel cells, DC-DC converters, Deep cycle batteries, Hybrid vehicles, Motor speed controllers.

Language

eng

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