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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: Paving the Way to Commercial Success

August 22, 2013

As nations around the world pursue sustainable transportation solutions, the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) presents a promising opportunity for consumers and automakers alike. Automakers have made steady progress reducing the cost and increasing the performance of fuel cell propulsion systems, and most major vehicle manufacturers are geared to launch FCEVs in the U.S. market between 2015 and 2020.

Although fuel cell technologies are proven and effective, deployment challenges persist—particularly in terms of further reducing the cost and increasing the durability of fuel cells and getting sufficient infrastructure in place to support widespread consumer use. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are collaborating with industry partners to remove some of these barriers. Learn more.

—Julia Thomas