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European development of a fuel-cell, reduced-emission scooter -(FRESCO)

Objective

The intensive use of (two-stroke engine) scooters constitutes at the same time an essential mode of transportation and a serious pollution problem in major European cities and urban area. Fuel cell powering would be an attractive solution, even more than in other transport applications, because of the relatively high per-kilometre emissions of scooters. However, weights and volumes of present fuel-cell systems in the low-power range are still in contrast with what could be accommodated in a small vehicle like a scooter. The specific challenge dealt with in the FRESCO proposal, is to make the clean fuel-cell alternative suitable for scooters, and to prove the viability of this route by integrating the complete new power train into a mass-production type scooter. To this end, a modern scooter will be developed, built and tested, that should meet professional standards, have a maximum speed > 75 km/hr and a range of at least 100 kill for urban mission profiles. The power train will consist of a hydrogen-fuelled, polymer-electrolyte fuel-cell stack, a super capacitor module as a peak -power device and dedicated electric motor / generator.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
Netherlands

Participants (6)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Drmn Batiment 135
21120 Is-sur-tille
ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER SOURCES STOCK COMPANY
Russia
Address
Accumulator Plant
305013 Kursk
ESMA JOINT STOCK COMPANY
Russia
Address
3,Leninsky Prospect 53
117924 Moscow
SELIN SISTEMI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Chiaravagna 28
16153 Genova
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 45
56100 Pisa