Research and Markets: The Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen Infrastructure Report Out Now


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DUBLIN Ireland February 28, 2013; Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/grtwp4/the_fuel_cell) has announced the addition of the "The Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen Infrastructure Report" report to their offering.

Overview of the emerging FCV market, including companies, models, market drivers and barriers and reviews of recent market forecasts.

Although the sector is still in a developmental stage, there's an enduring interest in developing hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs). Several research FCVs have been developed during the last decade or two with a number of demonstration fleets deployed on the world's roads during the last few years. These R&D programmes and trials have assisted OEMs in achieving substantial reductions in costs and improvements in performance, reliability and durability, to the point where several OEMs have made a commitment to launch commercial FCV production in 2015.

This report examines the market drivers and barriers affecting the emerging FCV market and reviews recent market forecasts. It also presents the various enabling technologies that are contributing to FCV development and provides an overview of the wide range of FCV concepts and prototypes that have been developed and trialed.

Key Topics Covered:

Introduction

Market drivers

Petroleum fuel price increases

The global crude oil supply

Global natural gas reserves

Energy security

Fuel economy regulations

- The United States

- The European Union

- Japan

- China

- Other countries

Criterion emissions regulations

Incentives

Market challenges

Hydrogen refuelling infrastructure

- Europe

- North America

- Japan

- South Korea

Costs

Hydrogen supply

Hydrogen transportation

Hydrogen storage

- Liquid storage

- Solid-state storage

Durability and reliability

- Rare earth supply

Research programmes and trials

Market dynamics and forecasts

Enabling technologies

Fuel cells

- Proton exchange membrane fuel cells

- Phosphoric acid fuel cells

- Direct methanol fuel cells

Reformers

Hydrolysis hydrogen generators

On-board hydrogen storage

Electric motors

Transmissions

Batteries

- Nickel metal hydride

- Nickel-hydrogen

- Nickel-sodium

- Zinc-nickel

- Zinc-air

- Lithium-air

- Lithium-ion

- Super-capacitors

Regenerative braking

Electronic components

Electrically-powered ancillaries

- Electric power steering

- Air conditioning

- Power-assisted brakes

- Heating

Concept and prototype fuel-cell vehicles

- Light passenger vehicles

- Light commercial vehicles

- Trucks

- Buses

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/grtwp4/the_fuel_cell

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