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

Adam Duran, Jason Marcinkoski, Ram Vijayagopal, James Kast

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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.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)78-89
Number of pages12
JournalWorld Electric Vehicle Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

This article is available online from the WEVA Journal website; http://www.evs24.org/wevajournal/php/download.php?f=vol8/WEVJ8-1-008.pdf

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5400-68121


  • fuel cell
  • HEV
  • hydrogen
  • simulation
  • truck


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