Fuel Cell Bikes by Masterflex

Blau.jpgMasterflex, based in Germany, has received the first order for its fuel-cell powered electric bicycle. Masterflex will supply the first fleet of bicycles with fuel cell propulsion systems to the city of Herten in North Rhine Westphalia. The prototype for the fuel cell bicycle, which was first unveiled to the public in 2004, has been developed to production standard in less than a year. The bicycles, based on the Swizzbee 50c electric bike, use a Masterflex 250-watt PEM fuel cell fueled by 45 grams of hydrogen stored in a Hera metal hydride system to power a 250-watt electric motor. The bicycle has an electric range of up to 120 kilometers (75 miles), according to Masterflex. :: Masterflex via Green Car Congress

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