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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration

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Initiated in 2004, DOE's Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project—later dubbed the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Learning Demonstration—was the largest project in the world to validate FCEVs and the supporting hydrogen fueling infrastructure in real-world settings.

This project identified and tracked the status of technologies as they evolved, assessing the progress of technology readiness, and providing feedback for hydrogen research and development activities. This seven-year project through 2011 used multiple geographic locations and climates with a variety of hydrogen sources, including renewables.

NREL's role was to receive and analyze the technical data from the FCEVs and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Learn more about NREL's role in the validation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure technology.

As nations around the world pursue a variety of sustainable transportation solutions, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles present a promising opportunity for American consumers and automakers. FCEVs offer a sustainable transportation option, provide a cost-competitive alternative for drivers, reduce dependence on imported oil, and enable global economic leadership and job growth.

Composite Data Products

The raw data for this project are protected in NREL's National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC), but the public may access results through composite data products (CDPs).

The CDPs are presented in three ways:


This page is a repository for NREL's technical analysis results, papers, and presentations generated for this project.










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