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Looks out of date, but still seems that they intended for their tech to be used in cars. Anyway, aren't EVs high load short duration applications? My commute is 20 (highway, high speed) or 30 (back way, lower speed) minutes each way. Plus a short hop to get lunch. With the ability to provide continuous high power drain for up to an hour, wouldn't that be plenty for most commutes?Applications
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:: Electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles
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A hybrid-electric vehicle, which combines a small combustion engine for cruising power and a battery to aid in acceleration, is an efficient, intermediate solution until a true zero-emission vehicle can be introduced. All of the major carmakers (GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda…) are producing, or have announced plans to produce hybrid electric vehicles. Many fuel-cell vehicle developers have now adapted the use of a battery and fuel-cell combination to reduce the peak power requirements on the fuel-cell converter. Fuel cell vehicles also have future potential as a zero-emission vehicle, and all the latest models have evolved to operate in Hybrid-Electric mode, where the fuel-cell system provides cruising power while acceleration is aided by a battery pack. Batteries are also critical for providing the significant starting and heating power for the fuel-cell plant.