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zeldafuelcell 02-21-04 04:32 PM

Is fuel cell bicycle out yet in the USA
 
Is fuel cell bicycle is out yet in the USA! Can someone tell me what is the difference from a fuel cell bicycle and electric bicycle. Does a fuel cell bicycle goes 50-100 miles or more before refilling the fuel cell bicycle with water? Can you please tell me more about fuel cell bicycles?

Swimjim 02-21-04 04:54 PM

If its fuel cell tech, its not a bicycle. That would be a motorcycle.

Jay H 02-21-04 06:14 PM

I ride a fuel cell bicycle... namely, me. Feed me food and I will pedal forever... :D

Jay

auricpoe 02-21-04 08:27 PM

Are you serious??? How is an artificially powered peice of metal in the form of a bicycle a form of cycling....riddle me that?? To be a cyclist, one must pedal without the help of anything but the naturally occuring phenomena of friction, momentum, drag, gravity and their own personal strenght. The End

MichaelW 02-23-04 12:51 PM

Electrically assisted bicycles are a useful mode of tranport for some people, but not a replacement or advance of a human-powered bike. The only problem with them is that they are so awful.
Fuel-cell powered bikes, like the Aprilla
http://www.apriliaenjoy.com/eng/fuelcell.htm
are still in development, but are pretty close to market.

The fuel is hydrogen, and the emission is water. Energy is converted from chemical directly into electrical energy.
Some fuel cells use methanol as an energy source. The liquid is easier to handle and produce.

Ebbtide 02-23-04 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeldafuelcell
Is fuel cell bicycle is out yet in the USA! Can someone tell me what is the difference from a fuel cell bicycle and electric bicycle. Does a fuel cell bicycle goes 50-100 miles or more before refilling the fuel cell bicycle with water? Can you please tell me more about fuel cell bicycles?

I assume you are not in the USA and I am certainly flattered you think it may be possible for us (the USA) to have this technology implemented into a bike. Unfortunately, there is just too much oil left for the USA to seriously consider developing fuel cell tech.


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