Canada-based Palcan Fuel Cells (www.palcan.com) has unveiled a prototype scooter that is powered by the company's metal hydride hydrogen storage technology and 2 kW fuel cell stack system. Designed as a low-end mass transport vehicle and aimed at markets for smaller internal combustion engines such as in two- and three-wheeled applications, the scooter has generated interest from scooter OEMs in Europe and Asia, Palcan said. It added that China has endorsed the company's proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells technology.
Automakers are on the prowl for lighter weight materials to make vehicles less heavy and more fuel efficient, and Nanosteel is one of the companies hoping to take advantage of this opportunity with their lightweight automotive steel of the same name.
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