Nearly a year ago, we first laid eyes on a hydrogen-powered moped
from the Shanghai Pearl Hydrogen Power Source Technology Company. Although the machine had, um... questionable aesthetics, we were impressed by its 60-mile range at 15 miles per hour and relatively low $2,600 price tag. According to a report on Shanghai Daily
, 30 of the hydrogen-fed units have already been exported. By 2011, the Chinese manufacturer hopes to be building 1,000 units per year for sale both in China and abroad. Considering that many electric two-wheelers already cost more than the hydrogen-powered ebike from Shanghai, there could be a real market for these vehicles, though the hydrogen
fueling infrastructure is most definitely still in its infancy.
Other brands, such as Suzuki
and Intelligent Energy, have plans to introduce hydrogen-powered fuel cell
cycles of their own. Both the Crosscage
, though, would surely cost significantly more than their Chinese counterparts.
[Source: Shangai Daily
via Faster and Faster