A fuel cell electric vehicle is a type of electric vehicle that uses hydrogen as a fuel which is fed into a fuel cell to generate electricity for the vehicle’s battery to power an electric motor.
So what is a fuel cell? A fuel cell is described as an electrochemical device that generates electricity by a chemical reaction. It successfully converts chemical energy to electrical energy.
Where do you store the hydrogen in the vehicle? The hydrogen used in the fuel cell is stored in a storage tank on the vehicle.
How long does it take to dispense hydrogen into the vehicle ?
With the fastest electric chargers it takes around 25 minutes to charge a battery electric vehicle. In comparison to fill up a hydrogen vehicle it will only take a couple of minutes, almost the same time to fill up a traditional petrol/diesel vehicle.
How far can you travel on a full tank of hydrogen?
Unlike a battery electric vehicle the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle doesn’t need to be plugged in, they can easily cover a distance of over 300 miles on a full tank of hydrogen.
The important difference between a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and other electric vehicles is that the hydrogen vehicles produce the electricity themselves.