Fuel Cell Vehicle Technologies and Infrastructure

Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) moved from concept demonstration to commercialization in 2015. This project evaluated state-of-the-art of fuel cell (FC) vehicles technologies and current and future fuel station infrastructure roll-outs for the deployment of large scale fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Focus has been placed on two topics: (1) Hydrogen fueling station infrastructure in which hydrogen fueling station cost, station technical and operational challenges and safety codes and standards associated with the stations were investigated. The work identified current and proposed fueling station locations, government policies, funding sources and installation incentives. (2) Comparative analysis of fuel cell vehicles and battery electric vehicles in which a techno-economic study was conducted on fuel cell vehicles, fuel cell range extender electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles. Both results can be used to quantify the impact of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in the future transportation sector. The present research effort focuses on new fuel cell battery hybrid powertrains and requirements for hydrogen fueling infrastructures.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $205393.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Block, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    P.O. Box 25000
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816
  • Principal Investigators:

    Qin, Nan

  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36184

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562881
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Electric Vehicle Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC51
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 13 2015 1:00AM