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Global economic, environmental and political issues are pushing car manufacturers to consider electric power systems as an alternative to the current spark ignition engine. In this article, we analyse the power and energy requirements of a modern car and conclude that a viable electric car could be operated with a 50 kW polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) stack to provide power for cruising and climbing, coupled in parallel with a 30 kW supercapacitor or battery bank to supply additional short term burst power during acceleration.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The copyright belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.|
|Keywords:||electric power systems;cars;polymer electrolyte fuel cell;spark ignition engine|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||19 Jan 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:15|
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