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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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Driving an Industry: Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Component Sizing

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Department of Energy, USA
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Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave, Lemont, IL, USA
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(1), 78-89; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8010078
Published: 25 March 2016
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Abstract

Medium and heavy duty (MD and HD respectively) vehicles are responsible for 26 percent of the total U.S. transportation petroleum consumption [1]. Hydrogen fuel cells have demonstrated value as part of a portfolio of strategies for reducing petroleum use and emissions from MD and HD vehicles [2] [3], but their performance and range capabilities, and associated component sizing remain less clear when compared to other powertrains. This paper examines the suitability of converting a representative sample of MD and HD diesel trucks into Fuel Cell Electric Trucks (FCETs), while ensuring the same truck performance, in terms of range, payload, acceleration, speed, gradeability and fuel economy.
Keywords: fuel cell; hydrogen; truck; simulation; HEV fuel cell; hydrogen; truck; simulation; HEV
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Marcinkoski, J.; Vijayagopal, R.; Kast, J.; Duran, A. Driving an Industry: Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Component Sizing. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 78-89.

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