This study presents an analysis of a hydrogen-fuelled city bus with 'zero' emission solar-hydrogen cycle. The study considers an electric vehicle based on four separately powered wheels, connected to a hybrid unit composed by a hydrogen fuel cell and a high-speed kinetic energy storage system. A bus with 21 passengers carrying capacity is simulated to run along urban drive cycles with different slopes. Vehicle power-Train components are designed. The balance between the energy consumption for a yearly bus travel and the energy production by means of photovoltaic panels is performed for three different Italian locations and the results are also discussed in terms of CO2 emissions.

Hydrogen fuel cell and kinetic energy recover systems technologies for powering urban bus with zero emission energy cycle

D'OVIDIO, GINO;ROTONDALE, ALESSANDRO
2016-01-01

Abstract

This study presents an analysis of a hydrogen-fuelled city bus with 'zero' emission solar-hydrogen cycle. The study considers an electric vehicle based on four separately powered wheels, connected to a hybrid unit composed by a hydrogen fuel cell and a high-speed kinetic energy storage system. A bus with 21 passengers carrying capacity is simulated to run along urban drive cycles with different slopes. Vehicle power-Train components are designed. The balance between the energy consumption for a yearly bus travel and the energy production by means of photovoltaic panels is performed for three different Italian locations and the results are also discussed in terms of CO2 emissions.
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