Intelligent Energy has unveiled an innovative 100kW automotive fuel cell, providing vehicle manufacturers with a new high performance option for their next generation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).
The system has been developed in response to increasing market demand for next generation, high power automotive fuel cell solutions and is the result of extensive research, engineering, cost reduction and test activities.
The system builds upon the company’s successes in developing advanced zero emissionsolutions both independently and with its automotive customers.
Designed to deliver primary motive power within an electric driveline, the 100kW fuel cell architecture and core technology will be available to vehicle manufacturers through technology licensing programmes and joint development agreements.
The 100kW platform takes full advantage of Intelligent Energy’s stack technology, which offers high power density whilst being engineered for low cost, high volume series production.
The key enabler for these high power densities is the company’s proprietary, evaporatively-cooled (EC) technology. Compared to conventional liquid-cooled fuel cell stacks, the EC design removes the need for individual cooling channels between each cell.
James Batchelor, Managing Director of Intelligent Energy’s Motive division, said: “Our capability and proven technology provides a cost-effective opportunity for any vehicle manufacturer without a presence in this fuel cell power-band to jump ahead of its competitors.
“Our 100kW platform provides automotive OEMs with a fast-track route to our next generation evaporatively-cooled stack technology, integrated into a compact system architecture.”
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