Black cab goes green

May 2005
Engineer (00137758);5/16/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7675, p9
Reports that a British organization is developing a zero-emission black taxi powered by a high-energy battery pack and small fuel cell. Use of two 40-kilowatt high temperature Zebra batteries and 6-kilowatt Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell; Reliability for combination of urban and suburban driving; Voltage regulation of fuel cells.


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