And the drive? There’s one in the front of the vehicle Fuel cell with a rather poor performance of 8.5 kilowatts. But there is also one at the back Backup battery with 25 kW Performance that helps with 45 hp up to 120 kilometers per hour to accelerate. At a Storage volume from 1.6 kilowatt hours and one Pressure tank for 1.6 kilograms of hydrogen the scientists advise up to 400 kilometers Drive in one go, but at an average speed of 80 km / h. A range that makes the Safe Light Regional Vehicle more of a solution for urban commuters as one for travelers, but which is far above that of a Smart fortwo (145 km) or even a Renault Twizy (100 km). According to its inventors, the two-seater is also conceivable as a feeder in local public transport or as a car sharing vehicle.
But whether the intelligent lightweight vehicle of aerospace researchers ever Series production will achieve is extreme questionable. The obstacles are still too big (low efficiency, source of electricity for production, transport and storage difficult), which are opposed to the use of hydrogen in private cars (there is an analysis on the subject here). For this reason, scientists also think about one SLRV variant with a pure one Electric drive after. “We are open to technology,” said a DLR spokesman for AUTO BILD.