The project has made huge leaps towards these goals through the optimisation of hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines. The team made spectacular improvements to energy efficiency and engine power, and developed the components needed to make hydrogen-powered vehicles a reality. Furthermore, a hydrogenadapted calculation tool for series development has been made commercially available.
This was the first time that a research project was able to concentrate exclusively on the hydrogen combustion engine and thus the specific properties of hydrogen. Previous engine designs were intended for both petrol and hydrogen due to a lack of hydrogen-equipped filling stations. But facilities are now being put in place in Scandinavia, Germany, Japan and North America for hydrogen-only vehicles.READ MORE