A fuel cell vehicle (FCV) or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) uses a fuel cell to generate electricity to power its on-board electric motor and/or to recharge an on-board storage battery.  A hydrogen fuel cell vehicle emits water and heat, but no tailpipe pollutants – it is therefore considered a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV).

In the past several years automakers have gradually begun producing fuel-cell vehicles destined for the general market. Other mobile applications include fuel cells for buses, boats and motorcycles. Fuel cells’ lack of emissions is especially advantageous in special environments such as indoors (for example, forklifts) or in aerospace applications.

Swiss Hydrogen proposes hydrogen-air fuel cell systems in the range of 10 to 100 kW, suitable as primary power or range extenders for cars, trucks, buses, boats and heavy machinery. A fuel cell range-extender system can double the range of an ordinary electric vehicle, and can also be the source of primary drive power when the vehicle’s battery is empty.

Swiss Hydrogen Fuel Cell Range Extender Vehicle

Swiss Hydrogen has built and operated a hydrogen fuel cell range-extender car. This proof-of-concept demonstration – in daily use as a commuting vehicle – has already been driven for more than 110’000 km in real-world conditions. The range-extender fuel cell extends the car’s range from 200km (on battery alone) to 400 km.
(SwissHydrogen Fiat500)

Our range of fuel cell systems is complemented by our expertise in hydrogen fuelling station design and operation (Hydrogen Fuelling Stations).