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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Benefits of Fuel Cell Range Extender for Medium-Duty Vehicle Applications

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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(2), 452-463; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj6020452
Published: 28 June 2013
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Abstract

Hydrogen-powered vehicles have long shown great potential to displace fuel. However, due to the lack of infrastructure and the high cost of the components, the technology has not yet been introduced in the market. On the other hand, current battery electric vehicles (BEVs) also hold great promise, but their market penetration is limited due to their range. This study seeks to address the limitations of both technologies with regard to the medium-duty vehicle market by assessing the fuel displacement and cost–benefit potential of adding fuel cell systems to double the current range of BEVs. The addition of a fuel cell system will address drivers’ anxiety over the range of BEVs while minimizing the powertrain cost through optimized component sizing.
Keywords: commercial; truck; EV; EREV; fuel cell; hydrogen; lithium battery commercial; truck; EV; EREV; fuel cell; hydrogen; lithium battery
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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Sharer, P.; Rousseau, A. Benefits of Fuel Cell Range Extender for Medium-Duty Vehicle Applications. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 452-463.

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