Light-Weight Fuel Cell-Battery Hybrid Vehicle Demonstration Project

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Conference Proceeding


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.


Battery charge measurement; Battery powered vehicles; DC motors; Electric motors; Direct current; Fuel cell vehicles; Fuel cells; Gears; Hybrid electric vehicles; Power demand; Vehicle driving; Voltage


Electro-Mechanical Systems | Energy Systems | Mechanical Engineering | Transportation


Conference held: Taormina, 23-26 May 2006


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