One of the characteristics of LIFEalps is its promotion of e-mobility without preferring one technology, i.e. it promotes both battery-electric mobility and fuel cell electric mobility. Both technologies have their advantages and contribute to offering a zero emission alternative for everybody.
What is electric mobility?
As the name says, electricity and the electric motor are at the core of electric mobility: as there is no combustion like in traditional vehicles, no pollutants or CO2 are emitted - protecting humans, nature and climate alike.
The two sides of electric mobility: battery and fuel cell
When talking about electric mobility, most people speak instinctingly about batteries. This is one, maybe the more obvious, version of e-mobility, i.e. the battery electric mobility. In this technology the electricity is stored in the batteries and powers the e-motor. And one concept is valid: more batteries equals to more range. Therefore we are speaking about a technology based on raw materials.
In fuel cell electric vehicles the electric motor receives the necessary electricity via a detour: the vehicle is refuelled with hydrogen, which reacts with oxygen in the fuel cell generating among others electricity. Furthermore, this technology is based on know-how, i.e. by investing in Research and Innovation can improve efficency and range.
A comparison between these two technologies:
How battery-electric mobility works:
How fuel cell electric mobility works:
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The "Zero Emission Services for a Decarbonised Alpine Economy" project (short: LIFEalps) has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.
LIFE17 IPC IT 000005 – Zero Emission LIFE IP