The Road Ahead

In the next generation of fuel cell vehicles, AFCC will demonstrate the following…

  • Increased power (>100kW)
  • Higher stack lifetime
  • Higher reliability
  • Greater Range (≈400km)
  • Maintain -25°C freeze startup

To successfully implement this industry-changing technology in commercial automobiles, further collaboration is required between industry, suppliers, governments and research institutes.

Major automakers have committed to commercializing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the 2017 timeframe while acknowledging that numerous electric vehicle options need to be offered to achieve carbon and fossil fuel reductions and address the varied range requirements of drivers.

Full Commercialization

Manufacturing at commercial volumes requires the development of fast, efficient processes for fuel cell stack technologies.

A rapid increase in volume will require a rapid expansion of a hydrogen fueling infrastructure involving support from governments in investments, codes and standards, etc.