Qatar Gets First Hybrid Electric Car

November 29, 2012 / No Comments

The electric car revolution has kicked off in Qatar with a research center named Gulf Organization for Research and Development launching a low-emission and low-fuel-consumption hybrid car.

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The engine utilizes thermal waste energy to produce electric energy to run hydrogen fuel cells using the potable water as a source for the gas.

The fuel cell is powered by a thermoelectric generator that uses a thin photovoltaic film to recapture heat from exhaust gases.

This technology can reduce pollutant emissions like carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrous oxide (NOX) by more than 50 percent. Research is progressing to further reduce emissions.

The fuel consumption can be reduced by more than 20 percent. This unique system can be applied in any car as it doesn’t change any electro-mechanical systems. According to GORD Chairman Dr Yousef Al Horr, the fully designed hybrid concept, built and installed in Qatar, will be a milestone and a landmark achievement to GORD’s alignment with Qatar National Vision 2030.

What makes GORD’s eco-hybrid concept different from other hydrogen-powered cars by leading automobile manufacturers is the concept that produces electricity at no cost by capturing thermal waste energy.

In addition to this, they are producing hydrogen by using water through fuel cells included within the car.

The new system will open the road to reduce the country’s environmental impact and to make a contribution to sustainable development.