The French e-mobility company Pragma Mobility has long sought to develop hydrogen-powered electric bikes. With a hydrogen fuel cell that Pragma Mobility says can be refuelled in two minutes, its most recent model, the Alpha Neo, is comparable to an electric-motor-assisted bicycle.
The Alpha Neo requires hydrogen refuelling stations, but not all nations have access to them. Although experts think that in nations with advanced refuelling infrastructure, bicycles fueled by hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) might change the game.
The 250-watt electric motor built inside the hub propels the Alph Neo. An electric bike may feature a 350-watt motor and a peak speed of up to 25 kilometres per hour in accordance with European e-bike specifications.
The hydrogen battery pack on the Alpha Neo has a 480-watt fuel cell. The hydrogen pack stores 67 grammes of pressure less than 300 bars (4,351 PSI). This results in a range of 120–150 kilometres on a single charge.
Alpha Neo is an expensive equipment with advanced technology that is unique. The bike with an HFC engine costs about Rs. 1.3 million. Even in Europe, Alpha Neo only appeals to a tiny segment of consumers due to its expensive pricing.
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