As fuel cell vehicles are currently being launched on the market, the demand for high-performance fuel cell tests is rising worldwide, and thus the need for independent test facilities. The focus is on the electrical properties of fuel cells under dynamic load conditions, such as can occur in daily driving cycles.
The corresponding stress tests can be carried out in the fuel cell test centre in Ulm, whose infrastructure is renowned throughout Europe. The researchers recently demonstrated this with the 24/7 operation of a 100-kilowatt fuel cell, whose weekly mileage was shown to exceed 5,600 kilometres. The fuel cell was continually operated in the test rig using a harmonised dynamic test cycle. The test also yielded important information regarding the hydrogen consumption and confirmed the outstanding capability of the test centre.
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