The ENV (Emissions Neutral Vehicle) bike is a hydrogen powered motorcycle, currently under development by Intelligent Energy. It is based around the CORE fuel cell, which acts like a large rechargable, swappable battery.

ENV CoresPictured on the right, the Core fuel cell is completely detachable from the bike, and is intended for use in multiple applications from boats to the ENV bike, to small domestic properties. The ENV bike can be powered for up to 4 hours of driving on the Core, and is capable of traveling up to 50 mph (80 km/h).

The bike has no gears and is strictly defined as a motorbike, although it feels to riders more like a very quick and responsive mountain bike. ‘ENV is light, fast and fun’, commented Seymourpowell director Nick Talbot. ‘It has good ground clearance, great off-road suspension travel and a very carefully considered power to weight ratio.Intelligent Energy

My question is… with technologies like this already available, why is it taking so long for hydrogen power to be adopted on a wide scale?

Originally found on: Gadgets for Fun Blog

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