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Volkswagen Joins Clean Energy Partnership for Hydrogen Trials

20 July 2006

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Touran HyMotion FCV

Volkswagen AG has joined the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) (earlier post), increasing the hydrogen demonstration project’s membership to 11 companies and 17 hydrogen vehicles.

Volkswagen brings a VW Touran HyMotion to the CEP passenger car fleet. The vehicle was developed at the Volkswagen Technology Center in Isenbüttel and initially underwent intensive practical testing in the USA. The tests in Berlin represent the vehicle’s premiere in Germany.

The Touran HyMotion uses an 80 kW electric motor powered by a fuel cell. The storage tank holds 1.9 kg of hydrogen at 350 bar, and supports a vehicle range of approximately 160 kilometers (100 miles). The Touran HyMotion is also fitted with a nickel-metal hybrid battery system with an energy content of around 1.9 kWh, which is recharged by the fuel cell or regenerative braking.

The Touran HyMotion accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 14 seconds from a standing start, reaching a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph).

The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) is an international association of the following companies: Aral/BP, BMW, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GM/Opel, Hydro, Linde, TOTAL, Vattenfall Europe and Volkswagen AG. Its goal is to tap the technological potential of hydrogen as a source of energy, conducting tests with a view to suitability for routine use and system capability. The Clean Energy Partnership initially runs until December 2007.

July 20, 2006 in Europe, Fuel Cells, Hybrids, Hydrogen | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (1)

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Hi, i just have a few question about the volkwagen hydrogen fuel cell. First, how long ,with a full tank, does the car run for.Secondly, how much will the cost price be. And finally, what year is it coming out on?

Will any of the Touran versions become available in the USA soon? I just drove a Touran TDI in Europe for 3 wks. and it was great!
Thank you.
Ed G.

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