Wednesday, December 3, 1997

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

The FCEV is considered to be the next generation electric vehicle with an on-board electric generator consuming hydrogen as a fuel, unlike conventional electric vehicles with an on-board battery to store energy. The fuel cell emits only water as a byproduct of the electro-chemical reaction. No CO2 and NOx are emitted since the source of fuel is hydrogen, and no combustion activity is involved. Furthermore, higher efficiency in energy conversion is achieved when compared with conventional internal combustion engines since there is less heat loss.

Demio FCEV Motor room
Motor room of new Electric Vehicle

Currently, several major automakers are developing fuel cell electric vehicles, expecting it to become one of the promising alternatives to replace gasoline-powered vehicles.

Mazda has been studying the application of hydrogen for a long time, as seen in the hydrogen rotary engine and fuel cell. On top of that, the company is developing other environment-friendly technologies such as technology to reduce CO2 emissions, alternative-fuel and clean-energy vehicles, recycling materials and resources.

Demio FCEV
new Demio FCEV

Part of the research and development work of the fuel cell system is carried out under financial support from the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

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