Fuel Cell Technologies Office to Host a Fuel Cell Car Ride-and-Learn at ECS

September 29, 2017

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Want to see electrochemistry in action and ride in one of the world's first commercial fuel cell cars while at the Electrochemical Society (ECS) fall meeting? Join us at ECS for a Ride-and-Learn on Monday, October 2, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the main entrance of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. This Ride-and-Learn is open to all ECS attendees, first come, first served.

Fuel cell cars run on hydrogen fuel, use a fuel cell that converts hydrogen into the electricity that powers the car's electric motor, and emit only water from the tailpipe. For the first time ever, they are commercially available, have started hitting the streets, and the hydrogen stations to fuel them are up and running in select U.S. regions.

In addition to seeing one of the world's first commercial hydrogen and fuel cell cars, come hear an update from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Monday, October 2, at 8 a.m. at the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Plenary Session. Get more information about this ECS session.

This Ride-and-Learn is organized by DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. FCTO has funded early-stage hydrogen and fuel cells research and development enabling a 60% reduction in fuel cell cost, a fourfold increase in fuel cell durability, and an 80% cut in the cost of electrolyzers over the past decade. You can learn more about this exciting technology and the work FCTO funds to enable hydrogen and fuel cell technological breakthroughs at energy.gov/fuelcells.