Novel Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Fuel Cell Vehicle Components 2003-01-0803
Numerous vehicle manufacturers are currently demonstrating vehicles that illustrate the potential of fuel cell technology to be packaged within a vehicle and to provide an enjoyable driving experience. There are however significant challenges to be overcome before fuel cell vehicles are commercially viable, particularly with respect to cost reduction and high volume component manufacture. To reach the goal of a mass-market fuel cell vehicle, engineers will need to capitalize on the latest developments in technology. This paper describes advances in materials and manufacturing techniques that may contribute to the future success of fuel cell vehicles.