Performance Analysis of Fuel cell Powered Electric Vehicle Using MATLAB

  • Rahul Prasad
  • Rajendra Prasath


In this research article, a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is instrumented as an electrical generator that utilizes hydrogen gas as fuel and air as an oxidizing agent to perform photoelectricity through electrochemical reactions simulated in MATLAB-Simulink environment. Most of the model is based on specifications with direct real-world significance, with a focus of going beyond empirically reporting the features of the fuel cell. Further exploration manifested that the execution of the PEMFC depends on the air supply pressure and rate of fuel supply. The output voltage and current waveforms from the fuel cell stack and the lithium-ion battery’s efficiency and voltage waveforms are plotted as well. We also designed the powertrain systems required for a Fuel cell powered electric vehicle. The Fuel cell vehicle presented draws its power from the hydrogen powered fuel cell instead of relying on a separate battery. Electric Vehicle parameters such as speed and distance have also been plotted showing the efficiency and performance of the system. Obtained results under MATLAB/Simulink and some experimental ones are presented and discussed.

Keywords: Electric Vehicle, Fuel Cell, MATLAB-Simulink, Simulation


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Prasad, R., & Prasath, R. (2022). Performance Analysis of Fuel cell Powered Electric Vehicle Using MATLAB. Asian Journal For Convergence In Technology (AJCT) ISSN -2350-1146, 8(1), 69-77.