The push to lower greenhouse gas emissions from the automotive sector is fostering rapid development of fuel cell powertrains and hydrogen powered vehicles. Hydrogen, or H2, is an energy-rich element that can be used as a power source for fuel cell electric vehicles. Hydrogen also has great potential as an energy source for internal combustion engines. Southwest Research Institute is helping the automotive industry to research, develop and test hydrogen powered vehicles, including fuel cell systems, spark-ignited IC engines powered by hydrogen and other technologies.
Hydrogen Cars, Engines & Fuel Cells
SwRI has a multidisciplinary team dedicated to Hydrogen Energy Research initiatives to deploy decarbonization technologies across a broad spectrum of industries. Learn how the SwRI’s Powertrain Engineering Division is developing solutions for hydrogen powered vehicles below.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Services
Hydrogen Combustion in IC Engines
- Hydrogen IC engine and aftertreatment development – Contact Tom Briggs or call +1 210 522 5153 to learn more about research and testing using hydrogen for internal combustion engines.
- Southwest Research Institute launches joint industry program to develop hydrogen combustion vehicle
Benchmarking of the 2021 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle
Gain insights into a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, its operation and powertrain control system.Watch Webinar