Center for Electromechanics nears completion of prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for UPS

Researchers at UT’s Center for Electromechanics (CEM) are nearing completion of a conversion of a UPS delivery van into a prototype zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The team has partnered with New York’s Unique Electric Solutions and the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta on the project, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the California Energy Commission, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Researchers ultimately will outfit 16 medium-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells for deployment in California, which is constructing the nation’s largest hydrogen fueling station network. For more about this groundbreaking research, read an article written by Andres Cikota, a former student who worked on the project and view a video produced by the Longhorn Network’s Game Changers program.

March 29, 2018