Why Is It Required To Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles?

- Dec 07, 2019-

In order to effectively improve the endurance, manufacturers generally use more batteries to achieve the purpose, which in turn increases the body load. Not only does it affect the actual cruising range, it also brings a lot of pressure to the chassis components, and has a certain impact on the safety factor.


As a result, efficient and clean hydrogen energy has a chance to show its strength.


First of all, under the trend of global energy transition, the most urgent thing is green and environmental protection. Throughout the hydrogen fuel cell's entire operation process, in addition to consuming oxygen and air, other energy consumption is almost zero, no need to refuel or charge, energy-saving performance is beyond doubt. At the same time, the hydrogen fuel cell stack only produces water in the process of producing electrical energy, so its biggest advantage is that it has truly achieved zero emissions and is known as the ultimate solution, which naturally attracts market attention.


Secondly, the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle combines the advantages of the high energy ratio of gasoline vehicles, that is, charge and go, and the high energy conversion efficiency beyond energy storage batteries, which avoids the current charging problem of pure electric vehicles.


And compared with ordinary lithium battery vehicles, the advantages of hydrogen energy vehicles in terms of environmental protection and endurance are obvious. The maximum endurance of pure electric vehicles currently visible is generally 500-600 kilometers, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can easily break through 1,000 Kilometers, which is even more advantageous than traditional fuel vehicles.


Furthermore, driven by policies, the pure electric market has achieved considerable results. After the initial test of pure electric water, the follow-up of hydrogen fuel cells can be said to be complete. Prior to this, China has accumulated more than ten years of research, development, demonstration, and operation accumulation in the field of hydrogen fuel new energy, and has initially formed a research and development system and manufacturing capacity for hydrogen fuel new energy vehicles. According to statistics, there are currently 12 domestic hydrogenation facilities operating, and nearly 10 are under construction. In addition, there are nearly a thousand hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in operation.


In the long run, when the bottlenecks encountered in the development of plug-in, pure electric vehicles, battery life, battery capacity, safety and other issues are increasingly prominent, once the technical difficulties of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are broken, the above problems will be well solved solve. Hydrogen energy is non-toxic and harmless, and can be regenerated. Even if the initial investment is higher, once the technology is mature, it can perfectly solve the problems of battery life and environmental protection. Perhaps the government is seeing this, so the call for vigorously developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles has been increasing in recent years.


At the same time, domestic new energy vehicles are still mainly plug-in hybrids, pure electric vehicles and other models, and the market capacity has reached one million, and government subsidies cannot meet the huge share of the electric vehicle market. Therefore, we can also see that subsidies for electric vehicles have fallen sharply in 2019, and from the perspective of development trends, the policies and funding for the development of new energy vehicles are now favored by hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.


From the international market point of view, even if Japan has taken the lead in the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai can fully meet daily driving from power to endurance, but in terms of scale, looking at the global market, hydrogen that has been put on the market There are very few fuel cell vehicles. As of now, there are less than 10,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles sold worldwide, and the market opportunity is still large. At this time, it is obviously not too late for Chinese brands to vigorously develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.


But then again, no matter from the policy environment or market conditions, the domestic development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is in the best period of time, but there are still many problems to be solved in large-scale market promotion. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are still in the initial stage of commercialization. This is not only a problem we have to face. Even Japan, which is ahead in technology, must also face high cost issues.


The cost of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle stacks to the total vehicle cost is already very high, and the lack of infrastructure is the biggest constraint. In particular, the construction of hydrogen refueling stations costing up to 10 to 20 million yuan depends to a large extent on the government's push. It is far from enough to subsidize car companies.


Therefore, after learning from the scams in the process of promoting new energy vehicles, China wants to vigorously support the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and more funding should be tilted towards the development of the entire hydrogen energy industry chain, especially hydrogen stations. The government should take the initiative to promote its improvement, so as to help accelerate the popularization of hydrogen energy vehicles.


In the end, we are always very happy to see the country's efforts to open up a diversified new energy development route. After all, with more choices, there is more opportunity, and it also gives China more hope for a powerful country that achieves cornering overtaking through the new energy vehicle industry Dream.