The Hydrogen Era?

The young Swiss company HydroRide Europe has announced the launch of their hydrogen fuel-cell bikes, HYRYD, which can be refueled in just 3 to 10 seconds using built-in water tanks. The range includes three models: foldable, sport, and rental or sharing bikes. According to the company, these hydrogen bikes outperform e-bikes in refueling speed and are considered safe and secure.

To complement the bike series, HydroRide Europe plans to introduce a home hydrogen generator. This device can produce 20 grams of ‘green hydrogen’ from just 200mL of water, which is then stored in a removable tank that looks like a water bottle. Refueling the tank takes only 3 to 10 seconds, providing a range of 50 to 60 kilometers per fill. The company also intends to roll out solar-powered hydrogen charging stations, allowing riders to swap empty tanks in less than 10 seconds.

This is a fascinating concept that seems like it has a good chance of competing with the electric bikes, which seem to be getting quite popular.

Several companies are experimenting with hydrogen as a fuel source, even for vehicles like cars. A good example is the new Toyota Mirai, which runs on hydrogen and is very interesting. What do you think, is this the beginning of a hydrogen power era?

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