General Motors Partners with NREL to Reduce Automotive Fuel Cell Costs

General Motors (GM) is partnering with NREL on a multiyear, multimillion-dollar joint research and development effort to lower the cost of automotive fuel cell stacks through improvements in materials and manufacturing.

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Lowering the cost and improving the durability and performance of fuel cell systems will help get more drivers behind the wheel of these zero-emission vehicles. GM is working with NREL to find innovative solutions to the next generation of fuel cell electric vehicle challenges, including reducing platinum loading, achieving higher power densities, and accelerating manufacturing processes to attain greater economies of scale.