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Japan’s Sporty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle is an Emissions-Free Dream Car

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 23, 2013 @ 8:05 am In carousel showcase,Electric Cars,News | 1 Comment



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A two-seater beauty with a dazzling yellow shell, the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle [6] is the first in Japan to be developed without help from a major car manufacturer. Very low to the ground, the car has a multi-tubular steel frame, a four-part glass fiber reinforced plastic exterior and weighs 720 kg.

With a maximum power output of 20kW x 2, the Brushless DC electric motor isn’t the most powerful one on the market, but the vehicle can reach speeds of up to 80km/h. Once charged, the lithium-ion battery has a range of 200km. The no-fuss interior is surprisingly comfortable. Already licensed to drive on the roads in Japan, this awesome emissions-free car [5] is just one of a series developed by Atsushi Saihara and his students.

+ Osaka Sangyo University [4]

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[3] World Future Energy Summit: http://inhabitat.com/exclusive-new-photos-plus-energy-masdar-city-in-abu-dhabi/

[4] Osaka Sangyo University: http://www.osaka-sandai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/cms/index.cgi

[5] emissions-free: http://inhabitat.com/tag/emissions-free-vehicle/

[6] hydrogen fuel cell vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hydrogen-fuel-cell/

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