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Hydrogen transport – How does it work?

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Hydrogen fuel cells are a fuel cell stack – similar to other types of batteries – which converts hydrogen and oxygen from the air into water, heat and, of course, electricity.

A system is added around the fuel cell. It uses a compressor to bring air towards the hydrogen that is stored in a reservoir, and to cool the fuel cell. The whole system is designed to allow it to be incorporated into the available spaces in vehicles.

The example of the Renault Kangoo ZE H2


The electric motor
ensures zero
emission propulsion

The hydrogen fuel
cell produces
electricity on board

Both battery
and hydrogen fuel cell
power the motor

The battery recharges
from the grid,
hydrogen at the station