Driving an Industry: Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Component Sizing
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- Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
World Electric Vehicle Journal
fuel cell | simulation | truck | HEV | hydrogen
Medium and heavy duty (MD and HD respectively) vehicles are responsible for 26 percent of the total U.S. transportation petroleum consumption . Hydrogen fuel cells have demonstrated value as part of a portfolio of strategies for reducing petroleum use and emissions from MD and HD vehicles  , 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.