National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan recently unveiled its first hydrogen-fueled electric hybrid scooter “Pegasus One”.
Overall range of the scooter will be more than 160 km (99 miles), said Dr. Wei-Hsiang Lai, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at NCKU.
|Pegasus One. Click to enlarge.|
Pegasus One is upgraded from the original electrical scooter to the current hybrid power system combining fuel cell and lithium battery. The vehicle added a 3-kW Ballard fuel cell and two 300-bar 6.8-liter hydrogen storage cylinders fabricated with carbon fiber reinforced plastics.
Increasing the storage pressure to 700 bar would extend the range to 300 km (186 miles), according to Dr. Lai.