Automotive Fuel Cell Cost and Durability Target Request For Information Issued

    February 4, 2013

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback from stakeholders regarding proposed cost and durability targets for fuel cells designed for automotive applications. The proposed cost targets are $40/kW for automotive fuel cell system cost, and the proposed durability target is 5,000 hours corresponding to approximately 150,000 miles.

    While automotive fuel cells represent a large market opportunity for fuel cells, further technological improvements are required to make fuel cells competitive with incumbent technology. To further advancement, DOE is seeking general comments on cost and durability targets from developers, manufacturers, end users, and other stakeholders. These targets were set with industry and market input and further comments are requested to refine target values to help drive the research and development required for continued improvements.

    For details, see the RFI announcement for DE-FOA-0000855. Comments must be provided by no later than 11:59 PM EDT on April 1, 2013.