Chrysler Natrium

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Chrysler Natrium
ManufacturerChrysler (DaimlerChrysler)
Body and chassis
Body style4-door minivan
PlatformChrysler RS

The Chrysler Natrium is a hybrid fuel cell-type hydrogen vehicle based on the Chrysler Town and Country. It was showcased by Chrysler in 2001.

The Natrium is powered by a battery pack and a fuel cell using hydrogen produced by a sodium borohydride reformer inside the car. Because the reactant (sodium borohydride, NaBH4) contains no carbon, the vehicle produces no carbon dioxide.[citation needed] It had a range of 300 miles (480 km), similar interior space to a standard van, and could produce 110 or 240 volt alternating current.[1]



  • V. Hovland, A. Pesaran, R. Mohring, I.Eason, R. Schaller, D. Tran, T. Smith, G. Smith, “Water and Heat Balance in a Fuel Cell Vehicle With a Sodium Borohydride Hydrogen Fuel Processor.” Society of Automotive Engineer Technical paper 2003-01-2271.
  • A Schell, H. Peng, D. Tran, E. Stamos, C.C. Lin, M.J. Kim. “Modeling and control strategy development for fuel cell electric vehicles.” Annual Reviews in Control 29 (2005) 159–168.

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