When it comes to fuel cell technology, Nissan has exiting news to share about its development of a Next Generation Fuel Cell Stack (2011 Model) for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). This development aligns with its corporate initiative toward the creation of a zero-emission society.


Nissan has made a breakthrough in fuel cell technology with reducing the size of the fuel cell pack, which leads to reduced vehicle cost. Credit: Nissan

Nissan’s researchers have been making continuous improvements to the membrane electrode assembly and the separator flow path, which make up the structure of the fuel cell. This development significantly improved the power density of the fuel cell stack to 2.5 times greater than its 2005 model, giving it the world’s best power density.

Nissan research collaborators were able to change the supporting frame of the membrane electrode assembly integrally with the MEA enabled stable, single-row lamination of the fuel cell. Making these changes produced more than a 50 percent reduction in size when compared to other conventional models.

Its breakthroughs in the components of fuel cell development will also lead to reduced cost of the Next Generation Fuel Cell Stack to one-sixth of the 2005 model.

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