Patent Number: 8,573,344

Title: Device for driving a fuel cell vehicle

Abstract: A vehicle drive system comprises an electrical drive motor and a fuel cell system providing the electrical power. According to the invention, the drive motor and the fuel cell are integrated into a unit and firmly joined together. The fuel cell system may comprise two fuel cells or fuel cell stacks, which are arranged relative to each other so as to form a "V". Peripheral units for operation of the fuel cell may be arranged in an interior of the V.

Inventors: Hornburg; Gerald (Holzmaden, DE), Steinhuebl; Simon (Holzmaden, DE), Englert; Werner (Kirchheim, DE)

Assignee: Daimler AG

International Classification: B60R 16/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017