Intelligent Energy, an technology group involved in fuel cells, has developed a 136 PS (100 kW) automotive fuel cell architecture that could provide vehicle manufacturers with a new high performance option for their next generation fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
According to the company, the 136 PS automotive fuel cell architecture features a power density of 3.5 kW/l (volumetric) and 3.0 kW/kg (gravimetric). These power densities is made possible through Intelligent Energy's evaporatively-cooled (EC) technology which removes the need for individual cooling channels between each cell.
Intelligent Energy added that the 136 PS automotive fuel cell architecture is designed to deliver "primary motive power with an advanced electric driveline." It will be available to vehicle manufacturers through technology licensing programs and joint development agreements.