Switching hydrogen cylinders has enabled Pragma Industries to increase the maximum range on its fuel cell-powered electric bike by 50%.
By replacing the original 200 bar gas cylinder on Pragma’s Alpha bikes with AMS Composite Cylinders’ ultra-lightweight, high-pressure 300 bar carbon composite gas cylinder, Pragma has pushed the maximum range from 100km to 150km.
Pierre Forte, founder and CEO of Pragma Industries, said, “Alpha fuel cell bikes offer significant advantages over electric battery bikes in terms of both range and refuelling.”
“Whereas batteries typically take several hours to recharge, hydrogen cylinders can be refilled in under two minutes. For fleet applications, this is invaluable.”
“In commercial applications, range matters. Switching to AMS cylinders has provided a 50% increase in hydrogen capacity and working range to 150km – enabling Alpha to stay on the road for up to a week in average, real-world use. This reduces the time, cost and hassle associated with refuelling.”
A fleet of Alpha bikes will now be heading to the 45th G7 World Summit next year in Biarritz, France.
After the summit, the 200 Alpha bikes will be made available for long term rental across the city, providing an eco-transport legacy for the region.