Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Lecturer in Sustainable Energy Systems



+44 (0)20 7594 9570i.staffell




202Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Pollet, BG and Kocha, SS and Staffell, I},
doi = {10.1016/j.coelec.2019.04.021},
journal = {Current Opinion in Electrochemistry},
pages = {90--95},
title = {Current status of automotive fuel cells for sustainable transport},
url = {},
volume = {16},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Automotive proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) have finally reached a state of technological readiness where several major automotive companies are commercially leasing and selling fuel cell electric vehicles, including Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai. These now claim vehicle speed and acceleration, refueling time, driving range, and durability that rival conventional internal combustion engines and in most cases outperform battery electric vehicles. The residual challenges and areas of improvement which remain for PEMFCs are performance at high current density, durability, and cost. These are expected to be resolved over the coming decade while hydrogen infrastructure needs to become widely available. Here, we briefly discuss the status of automotive PEMFCs, misconceptions about the barriers that platinum usage creates, and the remaining hurdles for the technology to become broadly accepted and implemented.
AU - Pollet,BG
AU - Kocha,SS
AU - Staffell,I
DO - 10.1016/j.coelec.2019.04.021
EP - 95
PY - 2019///
SN - 2451-9103
SP - 90
TI - Current status of automotive fuel cells for sustainable transport
T2 - Current Opinion in Electrochemistry
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VL - 16
ER -