Drive: fuel cell
Refuelling: gaseous hydrogen, 700 bar
Power: 90 kW
Top speed: 155 km/h
Range: approx. 790 km (according to American test cycle)
It is an ambitious project, as performance under real-life operating conditions will have to be convincing from a both technical and economic standpoint. This includes the continuous operation of efficient hydrogen vehicles, their fast, safe refuelling, the clean and sustainable production of hydrogen, and its transport and storage in both its liquid and gaseous states. The increasing integration of renewable energy sources for hydrogen production is a clear objective of the CEP.
The CEP emerged from the Transport Energy Strategy (VES), and was established in December 2002 as a joint political initiative lead-managed by the German Ministry of Transport and Industry. The CEP is a lighthouse project of the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme (NIP) in the transport sector. The NIP is implemented by NOW GmbH (National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology). The CEP is the biggest demonstration project in Europe in the field of hydrogen technology.
At HANNOVER MESSE 2014, 07.-11. April there is an opportunity for test drives with the CEP vehicle fleet in the outside Ride + Drive Area. The vehicles are refuelled by Linde's mobile hydrogen filling station.