PHB (bicycle)

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Hydrogen bicycle

The PHB is a hydrogen bicycle, power-assisted by an electric motor that gets its electricity from a fuel cell. It is manufactured by Pearl (SPHPST.Co), unveiled at the 9th China International Exhibition on Gas Technology, Equipment and Applications in 2007.

Specifications[edit]

The vehicle weighs approximately 32 kg. It uses a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell to generate about 200 Watts.

It can reach approximately 25 km/h and, on a full tank, may ride a distance of 60 to 100 kilometres. The motor is a brushless motor.[1] The bike will sell (2007) for approximately US$2500, with further prices going down to $500.[2]

As stated by the manufacturer, those who already have a bike don't need to change the original frame structure; the fuel cell can be directly integrated into the original bicycle.

Refueling[edit]

600 liters of hydrogen ≥99.95% hydrogen purity in two onboard cylinders which have to be refueled at a (home) hydrogen station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearl Hydrogen
  2. ^ Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycle, Ecogeek

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