Special Issue on Special Issue on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Development

Call for papers: SAE International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment, & Policy 

Special Issue on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Development

The energy crisis and emission pollutions have driven academia and industry to find alternative energies to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. As a potential clean, efficient, and sustainable energy carrier, hydrogen has attracted considerable attention. Hydrogen features a high energy density per mass without pollutant emissions, which makes it especially suitable for fuel cells. Some automakers have successfully launched multiple pilot commercial Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCVs). The major world economies, including the U.S., China, Japan, Germany and South Korea, have proposed their ambitious hydrogen fuel cell industry development plans. Despite these exciting prospects and visions, both HFCVs and the hydrogen fueling infrastructure are still in the early implementation stage around the world. There are a number of issues to be solved before the large-scale adoption of HFCVs. Further technical advancement in performance, reliability, and safety, as well as a need for cost reduction, will be critical to its future development. This special issue will combine exploratory, experimental, and applicable studies on various aspects of HFCV development, including HFCV design, hydrogen station layout, early HFCV adopter behavior analysis, and macroscopic policy support. Recent hydrogen fuel cell developments, emerging technologies, and case studies in this field are highly encouraged.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • State-of-the-art overview of HFCV development and hydrogen energy
  • Low-cost hydrogen source and production
  • Hydrogen storage, transportation, and distribution
  • Hydrogen station planning, layout, and optimization
  • HFCV development and innovations
  • Risk analysis of HFCV accidents
  • Risk assessments of hydrogen fueling infrastructure
  • Combustion risks associated with hydrogen leaks
  • Life-cycle cost analysis of HFCVs
  • Behavior analysis of HFCV early adopters
  • Hydrogen-powered public transportation development
  • Hydrogen-powered aviation and maritime transportation
  • HFCV vs. other alternative fuel vehicles
  • Policies, regulations, and laws for HFCV development
  • Opportunities and challenges for autonomous HFCVs
  • International and multidisciplinary collaborations in HFCV development

Authors who are uncertain about the suitability of their papers should contact the special issue editors. All submissions must contain original, unpublished work not being considered for publication elsewhere.

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Dr. Xuefang Li
Shandong University, China

Dr. David M. Christopher
Tsinghua University, China

Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: July 31, 2020

Tentative publication date: March 31, 2021

Please submit your article at editorialmanager.com/saej-steep and include a submission note in Editorial Manager to indicate that it is for this special issue.

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