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Two Students Make A Hydrogen Powered Motorcycle

3
February
2009
  Posted at 12:11:01 PM
  File under  Ecology Special-Bikes
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Two engineering students from the Swarthmore College (PA, USA) produced a hydrogen powered motorcycle. Using a Buell Cyclone chassis, they placed a Ballard fuel cell stack, serving the electricity to the engine. The engine so far generates at grand total of 1.2 kw (about 1.6 HP), so not exactly a motorcycle to win a MotoGP, but it's a beginning.

Their site has a few videos of the hydrogen powered motorcycle in use, plus a lot of technical specifications. It's quite interesting that they managed to make a motorcycle like this. When you have a look at one of their videos, you'll notice that the only sound you hear is the crunching of the tires...

Swarthmore hydrogen motorcycle

The motorcycle itself will not win any beauty contests, unless it's used in a Mad Max 99 movie...

Click here to read more about it Open link in a new window

Via: Treehugger



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