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Hydrogen Fueling Standardization: Enabling ZEVs with "Same as Today" Fueling and FCEV Range and Safety


Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) are necessary to help reduce the emissions in the transportation sector which is responsible for 40% of overall greenhouse gas emissions. There are two types of ZEVs, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) Commercial Success of BEVs has been challenging thus far also due to limited range and very long charging duration. FCEVs using H2 infrastructure with SAE J2601 and J2799 standards can be consistently fuelled in a safe manner, fast and resulting in a range similar to conventional vehicles. Specifically, fuelling with SAE J2601 with the SAE J2799 enables FCEVs to fill with hydrogen in 3-5 minutes and to achieve a high State of Charge (SOC), resulting in 300+ mile range, without exceeding the safety storage limits. Standardized H2 therefore gives an advantage to the customer over electric charging. SAE created this H2 fuelling protocol based on modelling, laboratory and field tests. These SAE standards enable the first generation of commercial FCEVs and H2 stations to achieve a customer acceptable fueling similar to today's experience. This report details the advantages of hydrogen and the validation of H2 fuelling for the SAE standards.

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