Saturday, 10 March 2018

Analysis: Platinum's fuel-cell car bonanza proves elusive

Source: Reuters, 9th March 2018, by Jan Harvey

Jan Harvey reported, "(...) A number of major carmakers are building fuel-cell cars, but they are radically reducing the amount of platinum used - meaning the technology may not deliver the surge in demand for the metal that has long been flagged by some platinum producers and analysts. (...) Daimler’s new fuel-cell model, the Mercedes GLC F-Cell, already uses 90 percent less platinum than its previous fuel cell model, the B-Class F-Cell, which was launched in 2009. The automaker has reduced the size of its fuel-cell system by around one-third. “The latest model uses tens of grams per vehicle,” Dr. Joerg Wind, manager of energy systems analyses at the German carmaker, told an industry gathering in Tokyo last week. (...)"

Read more at: https://in.reuters.com/article/platinum-fuelcells-analysis/analysis-platinums-fuel-cell-car-bonanza-proves-elusive-idINKCN1GL1H7?rpc=401&