Wednesday, April 27, 2005

GM delivers first fuel cell truck to US Military

Old news, but just came across it via ExtremeTech.

Points to note in the above report are:
1. Two 94 kW fuel cell stacks.
2. Run on hydrogen and convert it to electricity and water.
3. NO other tailpipe emissions
4. 252 hp and 317 foot-pounds of torque
5. perf stats comparable to a 5.3L V8 gasoline engine - very impressive.
6. range of 125 miles - needs improvement :) - but good work considering that the design was not optimized for range

Fuel cells are a clean and quiet technology. Sure is a positive step.

2 Comments:

At April 27, 2005 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better check this out

 
At April 28, 2005 1:35 PM, Blogger Nikhil said...

Thanks for the link.
A most exhaustive article which not only discusses the future of GM in relation to fuel cells, but also gives a good primer of the logistics involved to get the technology rolling.
Very informative indeed.

 

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