Driving the Nissan X-Trail Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Cutaway illustration of a fuel cell car

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Driving the Nissan X-Trail Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle from San Fransisco Airport to Sacramento, California on the 2009 Hydrogen Road Tour. This hydrogen vehicle produces zero emissions and runs on electricity that is made on board by a fuel cell. A fuel cell makes electricity by combining hydrogen from the vehicle’s fueling tank and oxygen from the air with no moving parts in a virtually silent process. That means that the only thing you hear on the highway is the sound of the wind and a very faint whir of the electric motor.

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chemistry of fuel cells

Fuel cell PEMFC

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An easy-to-understand but thorough explanation of the chemistry of fuel cells.