Daihatsu Kei concepts bet on hydrazine as future fuel

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Daihatsu Kei concepts bet on hydrazine as fuel

Daihatsu ‘shoCase’ concept vehicle

It has been a couple of years for the Japanese car industry, not least for Daihatsu. On top of and man-made disasters, Japan’s car manufacturer, now part-owned by Toyota, has to sell its super-compact “Kei” vehicles outside of the home The company clearly feels that the future will to it, predicting demand for compact, hybrid powered vehicles, and has developing a unique fuel-cell source for just such a since 2007.

Leading the company’s typically concept car range is the FC ShoCase a vehicle suitable for the new fuel-cell.

a brief re-cap of the Daihatsu vehicles shown late year in Tokyo. The D-X (“d-cross”) is a two-seater, the appearance of which can be by swapping out the resin body-panels. comes from an extremely but conventional two-cylinder turbo.

The is a tandem two-seater car/bike designed for the local delivery so prevalent in Japan and indeed the of Asia. Motivation is provided by a electric battery/motor combination.

The interesting vehicle on show was the FC designed specifically to show-off the of the fuel-cell power plant. the cell and motor under the floor, clever stowage of the allows for an extremely versatile including, one suspects, use as a mobile hotel” by young privacy-starved couples! This is a great concept.

Please build this

Of course, fuel cells been touted as a potential source for charging batteries driving electric motors for years. There are serious however — the fuel can be a large amount of platinum is required, and power output (the amount of power for a given size of cell) is The Daihatsu cell addresses concerns in an innovative manner.

Since conventional fuel (proton-exchange type) use strongly electrolyte membranes, platinum, possesses excellent corrosion is the only material that can be as the electrode catalyst. By reversing conventional model and utilizing an anion exchange fuel Daihatsu succeeded in eliminating from the electrode catalyst, it with an inexpensive metal nickel, etc.), which not be used before due to low corrosion

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Daihatsu fuel cell


By using hydrazine hydrate, consists of only hydrogen and as the fuel, and developing new materials for the catalyst, Daihatsu achieved an output density of 0.50 which is comparable to the output of a fuel cell, and zero with water and nitrogen the only substances emitted.

hydrate is a liquid fuel, to handle during filling and its density is high. Furthermore, as an friendly synthetic fuel, hydrate results in no CO2 emissions at At the same time, high-concentration hydrate is designated as a poisonous (over 30% concentration) and it must be under the same safety applicable to gasoline and most chemicals.

With the objective of ensuring use, Daihatsu developed a that fixes the hydrazine inside the fuel tank the use of a polymer, minimizing the adverse that any dispersed fuel have on humans or the environment the fuel tank be damaged a collision, for example, but that the required amount of liquid hydrate available in a timely for electricity generation in the fuel

Concept cars don’t translate into real-world and that’s likely the case The Daihatsu fuel cell however is very real. the company is showcasing the technology in a bid to further RD partnerships and get a unit volume production.

Let’s hope it succeeds.

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