Performance

All performance expectations for the fuel cell powered Gatorâ„¢ were met. Range, acceleration, speed, hill climbing and load carrying capacity match that of the ICE powered predecessor. A maximum speed of 23 mph was achieved in testing and a load of nearly 1200 lbs in passengers and payload was driven up a 22% grade. Noise from the compressor was reduced by acoustic insulation and isolation mounting of the compressor itself.

The model IB fuel cell stack demonstrates reliable performance with consistent, high cell voltages. The performance of the stack installed in the Gatorâ„¢ is shown in Figure 3.

Voltage vs. Current Fuel Cell Stack in Vehicle

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