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Mercedes-Benz F600 Hygenius

On the road to a hydrogen-fuelled future

THE developments in enviro-friendly fuel-cell could find their way real-world applications within the decade. DaimlerChrysler, one of the leaders in the race, has more than 100 vehicles operating around the including three Mercedes-Benz buses in Perth.

A fleet of 30 of the buses utilising technology is already largely outdated has more than 500,000km and more than 10 million in countries from Europe to since 2003.

Also circulating in a variety of environments is a collection of A-Class and based fuel-cell models.

technology has been buzz for many key manufacturers, with Nissan and General Motors all models operating in day-to-day

Honda’s FCX is the first of the cars to go to owners with very numbers utilising the hydrogen filling station infrastructure Los Angeles.

However, it is the Mercedes-Benz HYGenius that is providing the and advances engineers hope accelerate the flow to a commercial cell future.

We want to improve the robustness and life of the entire system. And the way to see if we’re succeeding is to take the on test drives over distances, says Andreas who was responsible for the construction of the fuel-cell used in the HYGenius and also the fuel-cell systems engineering at DaimlerChrysler Research.

Technology and refinements give the HYGenius a efficiency equivalent of 2.9 litres of per 100kilometres. Packaging is one of the key areas on the HYGenius with the vehicle’s drive unit tucked in the vehicle’s sandwich floor.

DaimlerChrysler engineers say one of the most innovations on the HYGenius running is a new fuel tank that can hydrogen at 700bar, double the of the previous model.

The pressure allows up to 4kg of hydrogen to be carried, for a 400km journey. Also excitement is a new membrane technology for the cells and and a new humidification system of hollow fibres.

Mercedes-Benz F600 Hygenius

Both innovations allow for heat and water management, means water in liquid no longer collects in the stack.

freezing in the stack during has previously been a serious block with severe in starting the engine.

The new technology the HYGenius to start easily at as low as minus 25 Celsius.

The test-bed is also running a new smaller and powerful electric-drive unit on the axle, a lithium ion battery produces twice the output of the nickel metal hydride new bipolar plates that graphite with .15mm-thick helping to reduce the size of the by almost 40 per cent, and a newly electric turbocharger, smaller and efficient to supply oxygen to the

Mercedes-Benz has a strong record of transfer from research to production models.

Since the company has displayed 11 research with technologies such as cruise control, gas-discharge (xenon), active body window airbags, corning and voice-activated systems making the to mainstream production.

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