As we continue to grope for the right fuel for vehicles these days, car manufacturers are still on the prowl for alternative fuel to back up their upcoming new cars. As far as Daihatsu is concerned, they are turning their focus on hydrazine to fuel their Kei concept vehicle.
The new fuel cells are touted as the new potential power source for charging batteries for many years. However there are dangers tied up to this new fuel cell since a large amount of catalyst is required.
Since conventional fuel cells use strongly acidic electrolyte membranes, platinum, which possesses excellent corrosion resistance, is the only material that can be used as the electrode catalyst. By reversing this conventional model and utilizing an alkaline anion exchange fuel cell Daihatsu succeeded in eliminating platinum from the electrode catalyst, replacing it with an inexpensive metal.