Renault Logan turned into a hydrogen car

Renault Logan turned into a hydrogen car

October 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

India unveiled the country’s first hydrogen car. The experimental car was built on the basis of the first generation Renault Logan, or rather, its licensed version of Mahindra Verito.

The hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system was jointly developed by the Science and Industrial Research Council of India and the Pune-based KPIT Corporation. Fuel cells are made as low-temperature proton-conducting membranes (Proton Exchange Membrane, PEM).

The power of the installation is 10 kW / h, or only 13.6 hp, several innovations have been implemented in it: membrane electrodes, super-light metal bipolar plates, special software. The engine operating temperature is 65-75 degrees Celsius, which is ideal for cars.

Recall that in fuel cells, hydrogen is converted by an electrochemical reaction into electricity, which feeds the traction motors. The advantages of this design over clean electric vehicles are a large power reserve and quick refueling (just three minutes instead of several hours to charge batteries). In this case, the exhaust of a hydrogen car is pure water vapor.

The Indian Logan on fuel cells is equipped with a 1.75 kg hydrogen cylinder, in which the gas is pressurized at 350 bar. A full refueling provides the car with a range of about 250 km. The maximum speed of the car is 60-65 km / h. This is a purely experimental model; they do not plan to launch such a car into production.