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Table 1: Summary of Specifications - Mk 5 and Mk 7 Fuel Cells

Table 1: Summary of Specifications - Mk 5 and Mk 7 Fuel Cells

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A second fuel cell powered vehicle, based on the Mercedes V-Class Minivan, was assembled. The system (including many improved components) was built around just two Mk 7 stacks, that provided the same power as the twelve Mk 5 stacks in the NECAR I. It proved to be indistinguishable in driveability from a high-quality IC-engined model, except for its quietness, and the lack of any harmful emissions. Average fuel efficiency is up to 40%, compared with 15% - 25% for an IC engine. A photo is contained in Figure 2, and technical specifications highlighting the improvements owing to the development are summarized in Table 2.

Figure 2: NECAR H

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