Presentation on theme: "HYDROGEN-POWERED VEHICLES By Alex Dahm. Background Info Idea fueled by increased attention to air pollution and fossil fuel consumption Basic technology."— Presentation transcript:
Background Info Idea fueled by increased attention to air pollution and fossil fuel consumption Basic technology has existed for over 100 years, finally being put to use Next big thing in the car industry (affordable, truly eco-friendly cars)
Tech Fuel cells created by William Robert Grove and Francis Bacon in 18 th and 19 th century Fuel Cell – Converts hydrogen to electricity, giving off heat and water as by-products Hydrogen must be seperated from water molecules via electrolysis Seperates the molecule into two electrodes, which create energy with the help of a catalyst Polymer Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells Small, light Stackable
Current Models Honda FCX Clarity available for lease only in CA Hyundai ix35 first mass produced fuel cell car, will be out 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen-Powered Race Car Shows the potential of Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology (190 mph)
Significance Chrysler, Daimler, and Ford, among others, have committed to developing affordable fuel cell vehicles by 2017 Possibility of having emission-free cars Possibility of ending dependence on foreign oil With a few tweaks, these cars could become mainstream within 10 years Why Hydrogen Cars Could be the Future
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