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2001-09-23

Potential and Limitations of Fuel Cell in Comparison with Internal Combustion Powertrains 2001-24-0088

Automotive Industry is pursuing a huge R&D effort aimed at developing an alternative to the traditional Internal Combustion Engine by exploiting the Fuel Cell technology.
In the simplest form, the Fuel Cell engine uses Hydrogen as fuel. An electrochemical cell combines hydrogen and oxygen from the air to produce Electricity and Heat, emitting only water vapor. The electric power is than used to supply an electric power-train.

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