Nissan: Nissan unveils world’s initial Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle

Posted on 05. Aug, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

YOKOHAMA, Japan – In Brazil today, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. currently suggested a world’s initial Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered antecedent automobile that runs on bio-ethanol electric power.

Nissan boss and CEO Carlos Ghosn said: “The e-Bio Fuel-Cell offers eco-friendly travel and creates opportunities for informal appetite production…all a while ancillary a existent infrastructure. In a future, a e-Bio Fuel-Cell will turn even some-more user-friendly. Ethanol-blended H2O is easier and safer to hoop than many other fuels. Without a need to emanate new infrastructure, it has good intensity to expostulate marketplace growth.”


The fuel dungeon antecedent forms partial of Nissan’s ongoing joining to a growth of zero-emission vehicles. Nissan already sells a world’s highest-volume zero-emission car, a LEAF, and is pioneering Intelligent Mobility systems that will be deployed in a operation of vehicles over entrance years.

In this latest zero-emission development, a e-Bio Fuel-Cell antecedent automobile runs on 100-percent ethanol to assign a 24kWh battery that enables a cruising operation of some-more than 600km. Nissan will control serve margin tests on open roads in Brazil regulating a prototype.

Research and growth of a e-Bio Fuel-Cell was announced by Nissan in Jun in Yokohama. The powertrain is clean, rarely efficient, easy to supply, and it runs on 100-percent ethanol or ethanol-blended water. Its carbon-neutral emissions are as purify as a atmosphere, that will be a partial of healthy CO cycle. Also, a e-Bio Fuel-Cell offers a sprightly acceleration and wordless pushing of an EV, along with a low-running costs, while braggadocio a pushing operation of a gasoline-engine vehicle.

Related Story: Nissan announces growth of a world’s initial SOFC-powered automobile complement that runs on bio-ethanol electric power

Bio-ethanol fuels are especially sourced from sugarcane and corn. These fuels are widely accessible in countries in North and South America, that underline widely determined infrastructure. Due to a easy accessibility of ethanol and low combustibility of ethanol-blended water, a complement is not heavily contingent or limited by a existent charging infrastructure, creation it easy to deliver to a market. In a future, people might usually need to stop by tiny sell stores to buy fuel off a shelf.
In office of realizing a zero-emission and zero-fatality multitude for cars, Nissan continues to foster automobile comprehension and electrification. Nissan’s code guarantee of “Innovation That Excites” is delivered with “Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” that focuses on how cars are powered, driven and integrated into multitude by a some-more beguiling pushing experience.

The e-Bio Fuel-Cell will comprehend a judgment of “Nissan Intelligent Power,” compelling larger potency and foundation of cars and a joys of pushing alongside battery EVs, such as a Nissan LEAF, Nissan e-NV200, and e-Power, that is versed with an engine housing an disdainful large-capacity engine and appetite generator.

Nissan will continue to yield value to a business by incorporating systems that capacitate a descent of electric appetite from several fuels, while addressing a infrastructure issues tied to appetite supply in each segment of a world.

Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell automobile Specifications

  • Base Vehicle: e-NV200
  • Battery Capacity: 24kWh
  • Energy Source: Electricity, Ethanol
  • Tank Capacity: 30L
  • SOFC Output: 5kW
  • Driving Range: 600km-plus

*Due to being a antecedent vehicle, specifications are theme to change.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line automobile manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2015, a association sole some-more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating income of 12.19 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets a world’s best-selling all-electric automobile in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: ASEAN Oceania; Africa, Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has a tellurian workforce of 247,500, and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault underneath a Renault-Nissan Alliance given Mar 1999.


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