Efficiency Potentials of Fuel Cell Propulsion Systems

Alexander Trattner*, Marie-Gabrielle Macherhammer, Klaus Esser, Patrick Pertl

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A clear transition from carbon-based energy sources and energy carriers towards renewable and carbon-free energy carriers is necessary in order to meet the climate goals set in the Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015. Hence, the consistent decarbonisation of all sectors of our economy is mandatory, e.g. in mobility and transport, for households and in industry. Electricity and hydrogen are the only two energy carriers that can be produced and used in an emission-free cycle. Particularly in mobility and road transport, battery electric vehicles for short range and fuel cells electric vehicles for long range and fast refuelling are offering the possibility for a complete decarbonisation. When high driving range is required, fuel cell vehicles achieve lower costs at high production volume compared to battery electric vehicles. Moreover, fuel cell vehicles feature significant advantages regarding rare resources and recycling. However, high improvement potentials especially concerning overall efficiency, costs, industrialisation, materials etc. are still existing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDer Antrieb von morgen 2020
Subtitle of host publicationDen weltweiten Antriebsmix finden - 14. Internationale MTZ-Fachtagung Zukunftsantriebe
EditorsJohannes Liebl
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherSpringer Vieweg
ISBN (Print)978-3-658-35293-6
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2021
Event14. Internationale MTZ-Fachtagung Zukunftsantriebe - Hanau, Germany
Duration: 22 Jan 202023 Jan 2020

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Conference14. Internationale MTZ-Fachtagung Zukunftsantriebe

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