Electric Fuel Announces e-Van Project CompletionDecember 26, 2002 by Jeff Shepard
Electric Fuel Corp. (New York) announced that the German zinc-air electric van consortium has completed its multi-year, government-funded program by successfully demonstrating the zinc-air van on-road. The revolutionary zero-emission, all-electric, hybrid van is powered by Electric Fuel zinc-air fuel cells as the sole energy source, together with a nickel-metal hydride battery and an ultracapacitor.
Tests of the vehicle in a passenger taxi configuration have now been successfully completed, including laboratory tests of the various components, integration tests of the vehicle with all its sub-systems and controls, and an on-road test-drive at Bremen University. The vehicle received standard registration plates, based on authorization and inspection by the TUV.