Project Goals


The Overall Project Goal of ECO-FCEV:

  • Improve the marketability of FCEVs (passenger cars and light duty vehicles), including their ecological and economic sustainability, by reducing degradation and avoiding oversizing (“rightsizing” of components and subsystems), thereby increasing the energy efficiency as well as durability of FC powertrains, and reducing costs at system and vehicle level (during development, purchase, and use)

Specific Goals of ECO-FCEV:

  • G1: Increase the energy efficiency of the vehicle FC powertrain by at least 10-15% (0,7 kg H2 consumption / 100 km) compared to current passenger car market leaders by reducing degradation in the FC stack, more efficient energy management and improved operating strategies
  • G2: Reduce the production costs of the FC system / powertrain / vehicle by 9-10% / 4-5% / 2-3% respectively (< 40€/kW FCS cost), by “rightsizing” of components, optimization of safety concepts and reducing the number of components
  • G3: Reduce the development time and cost for FC powertrains by 25% and 10-15% respectively
  • G4: Develop an open multi-functional modular test system for fast component and operating strategy validation
  • G5: Demonstrate the proof of concept of the developed ECO-FCEV solutions incl. advanced components, improved/better parametrized models (degradation, rightsizing), improved operating strategies and transferability to different vehicle classes