The aim of this chapter is to present an outlook about implementation of a range extender system based on fuel cells for battery electric vehicles. Such a system is highly feasible to be implemented in electric vehicles, in particular those used by beverage industry in city centres. The tourism is another industry that uses electric vehicles, for instance in resorts, hotels, airports, zoos, etc. As well, public transportation is another sector involved with this vehicular technology. These sectors are all the time looking for high efficiency and low costs; however, they also need to extend the range of the vehicles to fulfill some logistics requirements in a route. This chapter presents a numerical example for illustrating an implementation of fuel cell range extender system. Advantages, disadvantages, and business opportunities in fuel cell technology are presented.
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