2 What is a Hydrogen Powered Car? A vehicle that uses hydrogen as its on-board fuel for motive powerThe vehicles convert the chemical energy of hydrogen to mechanical energy in two methodsCombustionFuel-cell conversion
3 Combustion vs Fuel Cell PriceyFuel CellWorks like a batteryOnly emits waterPlatinum BandHow fuel cells work
4 History of Fuel CellsSir William Grove invented the first fuel cell in 1839Used Electrolysis to lead him to his discoveryElectrolysis = When water is split into hydrogen and oxygen by sending an electric current through itReversing the procedure would produce electricity and waterHe created a primitive fuel cell and called it a gas voltaic battery
5 Which car is Best for the Environment? Gasoline fueled cars?Hybrid cars?Hydrogen cars?
6 Hydrogen Cars!!!Hydrogen cars offer the promise of zero emission technology…the only byproduct from the car is water vaporA few of of the pollutants fossil-fuel burning vehicles emit are:Carbon Dioxide C02Carbon Monoxide CONitrous OxideOzone
7 Hydrogen Cars!!! Gasoline Fueled Cars Hybrid Cars Hydrogen Cars Expensive gas, create huge amounts of pollutionHybrid CarsTwice the mileage of gas cars. Less pollution than gas cars. priceyHydrogen CarsUses a limitless resource, hydrogen. Only emits water
8 Fossil Fuel automobiles emit 1.5 billion tons of greenhouse gases Hydrogen based transportation couldeliminate this!!
9 Political Help President Bush has given $2 billion in hydrogen highway researchHydrogen Fuel Initiative (HFI)Aims to develop hydrogen, to make fuel-cell vehicles practical and cost-effective by 2020.
10 Political HelpGovernor Schwarzenegger is pushing to get 200 hydrogen filling stations built by 2010From Vancouver, British Columbia to Baja CaliforniaEach pumping station costs $600,000
11 Transition to the world of Hydrogen Duel-fuel automotive systems will be developed that can run on either gasoline or hydrogenHydrogen infrastructures will be developed…So the switch from fuel cell automobiles to Hydrogen automobiles will be a relatively easy transition“Disruptive Technology”
12 ProsConsumers will finally get a break from the never ending rising prices at the gasoline pumpsWill lessen the dependence on:OPECOil selling nationsSave our ozone - Global warming
13 The First Company To Produce a Hybrid In 2005, Honda leased the first commercial hydrogen car to a family in Redondo Beach, California
14 Want to Buy a Hydrogen Powered Car? Or Turn your old car into a Hydrogen Car?
15 Companies that sell Hydrogen Cars AudiBMWFordHondaHyundaiMazdaMercedesAnd More!!BMW Hydrogen 7
16 Prices Range to buy a new Hydrogen Car: $99,995-$149,995 Once mass produced: $20-$25,000Range to transform your fossil-fuel car into a Hydrogen Car:It depends on the company but between $30,000- $80,000
17 And their fast!August 16, 2007 a Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 fuel cell race car set the record of mph without using a drop of gasThe car raced in Utah and was designed and built by Ford engineers