SAE J2601, J2799 Standardize Hydrogen Fueling, Increase FCV Range

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
sae j2601 j2799 standardize hydrogen fueling increase fcv range

It took 13 years, but SAE International has introduced a new standard for hydrogen fueling stations: SAE J2601.

Autoblog Green reports J2601 will enable fueling of FCVs at 35 and 70 megapascals (MPa) of pressure, delivering 3- to 5-minute fueling times like those of gasoline-powered vehicles. This will likely be good news for all involved in the hydrogen movement, especially as infrastructure is only in the embryonic stage at this point — most located in California.

Meanwhile, another standard — SAE J2799 — will better enable communication between the FCV and the pump via wireless transmission, helping to boost driving range to over 300 miles per tank via a high State of Charge, or SOC.

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  • JUST SO I DON'T GET ACCUSED OF MAKING RIDICULOUS or POLITICALLY DIVISIVE COMMENTS, could someone here please: #1 Tell us how much more/less Hyrodgen fuel costs than fossil fuel. #2 Tell us how much more/less ENERGY is required to produce Hydrogen fuel. #3 Tell us how much more/less CO2 is produced when producing Hydrogen fuel. #4 Tell us the cost benefit/disadvantage. I'd appreciate a licensed, knowledgeable expert in the field please.

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    • 05lgt 05lgt on Jul 24, 2014

      @aristurtle Sweet snark. Love it.

  • Redav Redav on Jul 23, 2014

    Per the comments over at Autoblog, the 3 min - 5 min fueling time is a pipe dream. Additionally, I think travel time to the fuel station should be included in the refuel time number. If the nearest station is 20 min away, then the refuel time is closer to 45 min than 5 min, plus a loss of range & increased cost due to the required distance to travel.

  • Rpol35 Rpol35 on Jul 23, 2014

    It took that long to figure out that only Lakehurst, NJ would be an appropriate location for a fueling station (and we all know how well that worked last time).

  • H2truth H2truth on May 16, 2016

    The real difficulty with H2 technology is that car company needs more stations and station owners need more cars to survive. The mobile h2 filling station is an awesome idea which should be more than enough to get the technology to take off nicely. Once it it takes off nobody can stop it. There are many possible advantages of using H2 cars. Without any doubt cities will be cleaner and you can understand what it means only if you have lived in the crowded cities. In the beginning H2 may be produced from Natural Gas and it is ok. Because eventually the source can be switched to renewable. We do not have immediate energy issue, but environment issue is serious. The real problem with battery cars is its low energy density and "range anxiety". Hydrogen cars are the only possible feature.