Prvi hrvatski bicikl na vodik

First Croatian hydrogen fuel cells powered bicycle

Hydrogen powered bicycle is the electric bicycle that electric energy needed to run electric motor gets from the fuel cell stack. Particularly for this bicycle, it is a PEM fuel stack with total power of 300 W.

Fuel cell is a device that uses hydrogen (from storage tank) and oxygen (from storage tank or air) to produce electricity as the main product, and water and heat as nus products. Hence, the process in a fuel cell using hydrogen as an energy storage is completely carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions free.

Hydrogen system located on the rear bicycle carrier is set between electric motor and DC/DC converter for low adjustment. The focus of the project was to explore the possibilities of integrating commercially available components. The evolved prototype of the first Croatian hydrogen bike has shown that the pedelec with electric drive and hydrogen system operates very well: during the ride there is no rpull-back effect, the dynamics of the system is pretty fast, and the ride is quiet and delightful.

Public presentation of the first croatian hydrogen fuel cells powered bicycle