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Reference Number GR/S81971/01
Title Zero Emission Small vehicle with integrated high Temperature battery and FUel CelL (ZESTFUL)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 50%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr N Schofield
No email address given
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2004
End Date 31 January 2007
Duration 31 months
Total Grant Value £186,218
Industrial Sectors Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region North West
Programme Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng, Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr N Schofield , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Dr DA Stone , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr CM Bingham , School of Engineering, University of Lincoln (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , LTI Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Engineering Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , Magnetic Systems Technology Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Beta Research and Development Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Technology Services (0.000%)
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Abstract All-electric and hybrid electric vehicles are set to play a prominent role in addressing the energy and environmental impact of an increasing road transport population by utilising a more energy efficient and less polluting drive-train alternative to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. The heart of this project, and the most important innovative element, is the electrical integration of a small, hydrogen fuelled, Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) with a maximum power output of 6kW integrated via an electronic converter, with a high power, high temperature Zebra battery of 40kW, providing a complete power source for the traction and passenger heating/cooling of a small / medium sized vehicle. The project application is aimed at a zero emission black-cab taxi for use in inner London. The PEMFC/Zebra power source combination develops an average power of 6kW for typical city and suburban journeys plus transient peak powers of 46kW to provide a good level ofacceleration and regenerative braking, especially in all-electric drive. The combination of the two power sources within the vehicle poses significant academic challenges, viz. (i) the design optimisation of the power electronic conversion stage between the PEMFC and Zebra battery, and the optimisation of the energy management systems for both (ii) the individual power (PEMFC and Zebra) sources and (iii) the overall integrated vehicle system
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Added to Database 01/01/07