Hydrogen gasoline cell know-how is comparatively unusual when in comparison with battery electrical autos particularly lately, although which will but change with the emergence of a hydrogen fuel-cell scooter patent attributed to Indian bike producer TVS, in response to Bike Information.
The patent submitting picture right here exhibits what may very well be a pair of hydrogen tanks positioned behind the downtube of the scooter’s body, whereas the filler for the hydrogen is positioned on the entrance of the scooter slightly below its headlight.
A battery is positioned under the scooter’s footboard, and is current right here on this gasoline cell configuration to supply further efficiency when the rider calls for it, in addition to to be storage for vitality regenerated underneath deceleration. In the meantime, the gasoline cell recharges the battery when energy calls for are decrease, in response to the journal.
The gasoline cell enclosure is positioned under the scooter’s seat for ease of upkeep, whereas different elements such because the stress regulator, stream meter and shut-off valve are positioned additional under, close to the swingarm pivot. The gasoline cell does, nonetheless seem to take the place of the underseat storage, which accommodates one full-face helmet within the TVS iQube electrical scooter this seems to be primarily based on.
That battery-electric scooter, the TVS iQube that’s in manufacturing employs a hub-mounted electrical motor that produces 4.4 kW (5.9 hp) and 140 Nm of torque (rated torque of 33 Nm), and is fed by a lithium-ion battery pack providing a variety of as much as 75 km in energy mode or 100 km in economic system mode.
Prime pace is 78 km/h, and charging from an offboard, spike-protected charger takes 4.5 hours to go from 0-80% state of cost.
GALLERY: TVS iQube electrical scooter