HydrogenFueled Hybrid: Pathway to a Hydrogen Economy 2004-01-0060
A production hybrid-electric vehicle with gasoline internal combustion engine (ICE) has been modified to operate on hydrogen fuel and to demonstrate an advanced metal hydride fuel storage system. Fuel economy, range, performance, and emissions of the modified vehicle are similar to levels achieved with current fuel cell vehicles.
This project was conceived and executed by Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. All vehicle modifications, engine and chassis dynamometer tests, and road tests were performed by Quantum Technologies, Inc. at their Lake Forest, CA facility. Project activities and test results are chronicled in this paper.