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Upcoming events sponsored by NREL, industry partners and universities are listed below. If you have a question about an event, contact the person listed for the specific event. If no contact is listed, or if you have a more general question about the events page, send your comments to Sarah Barba.

Power Lunch Lecture Series - Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle Ride and Drive Event – Toyota FCHV-adv Highlander SUVs

April 24, 2013, 12:00 - 2:00

Presented by Keith Wipke, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies Laboratory Program Manager

Curious about the newest hydrogen fuel cell hybrid vehicles (FCHV-adv) driving around NREL’s campus? Would you like to get behind the wheel?

These vehicles are representative of many fuel cell hybrid designs being proposed by automotive companies today. Toyota plans to introduce a fuel cell hybrid sedan to the U.S. commercial market in 2015.

Based on the Toyota Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle platform, the FCHV-adv has a fuel cell system with light-weight high-pressure hydrogen gas tanks, an electric motor, a nickel metal hydride battery, and a power-control unit that determines the split of power from the battery or the fuel cell stack to power the vehicle. When the fuel cell is in use, hydrogen is fed to the fuel cell stack where it is combined with oxygen from the air. The electricity produced by this chemical reaction is used to power the electric motor and charge the battery.

Join us for a Power Lunch Lecture Series presentation followed by a Ride and Drive event with Keith Wipke and sign up for an opportunity to drive one of the fuel cell hybrid vehicles - advanced following the presentation.

Call 303-384-6565 or e-mail to make a reservation for this free public program.

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

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  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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