In this interactive, students can investigate a typical hydrogen fuel cell prototype car from its fuel cell stacks to its ultracapacitor, a kind of supplementary power source.
The limited-production vehicle seen in this feature is a Honda 2005 FCX, which is typical of the kinds of hydrogen fuel cell cars that some major automakers are now researching and developing.
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Areas to click on are clearly identified. Some areas provide additional links to further information on the topic.
There are a variety of useful links that teachers can use to build a unit on alternative fuels and cars.
Interactive explains the various components of the fuel cell prototype car.
A detailed explanation of how a hydrogen fuel cell works accompanies the interactive.
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Review the links on this website that enable students to gain a more thorough understanding of alternative energy innovation for cars.