DUBLIN, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2f3s3h/the_automotive) has announced the addition of the "The Automotive Fuel Cell Technology Report 2013" report to their offering.
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OEMs strongly anticipate that from 2015 onwards a quite significant number of fuel cell vehicles will be commercialized with current projections aimed at a few hundred thousand units on a worldwide basis.
All OEMs involved will implement road specific production and commercial strategies and, as a consequence, depending on various influencing factors, some commercialisation may occur even earlier than 2015.
Indeed, commitments by OEMs to develop hydrogen fuel-cell cars have surged over the past two years. BMW, Toyota, Hyundai, Daimler, Nissan and Honda have all announced plans recently to commercialise the fuel cell drivetrain, in some cases through collaborative agreements in order to spread early technology risk and accomplish economies of scale
In order to ensure a successful market introduction of fuel cell vehicles this market introduction has to be aligned with the build-up of the necessary hydrogen infrastructure. The network should be built up from metropolitan areas via corridors into aerial wide coverage.
About this report
This new report examines the key drivers in this sector and details the main fuel cell types as well as the latest advances in technology. The report goes on to consider fuel cells in the electric powertrain and hydrogen fuel and infrastructure, in particular hydrogen production, hydrogen storage & infrastructure, new chemical approaches and integration with renewable energy.
Finally, the report looks at the development of the automotive fuel cell market with the latest developments from the major automotive manufacturers.
Key Topics Covered:
Energy costs and the environment
Fuel Cells and the Automotive Industry
Fuel cell technology
Fuel cell types
- Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFC)
- Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC)
- Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC)
- Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells (PAFC)
- Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)
- Regenerative Fuel Cells (RFC)
- Metal Air Fuel Cells (MAFC)
- Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC)
- Technology progress
Fuel cells in the electric powertrain
- FCEV cost development
Hydrogen fuel and infrastructure
- Hydrogen from coal
- Hydrogen production through electrolysis
Hydrogen storage and infrastructure
- Hydrogen storage
- Hydrogen fuel tanks
- Future storage technologies
- Liquefied hydrogen
- Metal hydrides
- Chemical hydrogen storage
- Hydrolysis reactions
- Hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reactions
New chemical approaches
- Carbon nanotube storage
Integration with renewable energy
Development of the automotive fuel cell market
- General Motors
- OEM cooperative agreements
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