Intelligent Energy shows the ENV fuel-cell motorcycle prototype

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Intelligent Energy shows the ENV motorcycle prototype

Intelligent shows the ENV fuel-cell motorcycle

March 18, 2005 A British has released details of what it is the world’s first purpose-built, motorbike. The Emissions Neutral is dubbed ENV, pronounced en vee and is the of British energy solutions Intelligent Energy.

Powered by a 6kW 48 motor and with energy from Intelligent Energy’s 1kW fuel cell, the ENV is currently of 50mph (80kmh) and is still development — by the time the reaches market (no time yet), it can be expected it will most speed limits and its current range of 100 miles kilometres). The ENV weighs just 80 has disc brakes and a belt and will face some tough competition in the fuel two-wheel market as it evolves the next few years.

To enhance during peak power (ie when accelerating), the fuel is hybridised with a battery to provide a 6kW peak load to the

The company claims the bike is one of the designed from scratch as a cell motorcycle rather being adapted from an design. The company’s press claims In the worldwide rush by the names in the automotive and bike to bring hydrogen-powered vehicles to the hastily-assembled handful of prototypes and launches to date have (with the exception of Honda’s fuel-cell scooter) paraded models, superficially adapted to cell use.

While we the ENV is very promising and indeed, an design, the company appears to overlooked some very fuel cell two wheelers as Yamaha’s Clean and Silent of the future shown at the 2003 Show, Aprilia’s fuel variant of its sensational ENJOY an authority no less than Magazine named Invention of the in 2001 and Vectrix’s second fuel cell / electric maxi-scooter.

Yamaha’s Dolsa Wind

‘Dolsa Wind’ looks a bicycle without pedals its motive force comes a 300w electrical motor but the remarkable aspect of the Dolsa is that it is designed to enhance the electrical riding experience musical accompaniment. Yamaha it is based on the concept of Riding a ride that summons up the images of the unique feeling of on the wind and the enriching experience of a musical instrument.

Aprilia Cell Enjoy and Atlantic Emission prototypes

Aprilia’s Enjoy is one of the finest two wheelers ever tested. You can read our here — originally as an electric assist bicycle, the showed a fuel-cell version in and Time magazine was so impressed it the machine Invention of the Year.

continues to work at the forefront of and innovative transport technologies (in to producing wickedly fast motorcycles) and last year a fuel cell prototype the Atlantic Zero Emission powered by a high performance 6kW engine and equipped with a system,without heavy additional equipment such as air compressors, and coolers. Shown at Hannover the Atlantic Zero Emission is of covering over 150 km of urban before refuelling.

The second of the world’s first patented cell / electric hybrid was unveiled at the San Antonio Fuel Seminar in Texas last (2004) and is targeted for launch in European and US cities within the three years. The VX-FCe a 500 watt fuel cell into Vectrix’s existing performance battery-powered electric The fuel cell system charges the batteries which in provide power to drive the

The fuel cell more doubles the range of the scooter and it from the constraints of charging a fixed power outlet.

The boasts a top speed of 62 mph (100 rapid acceleration 0-50 mph (80 in 6.8 seconds and a range of up to 150 miles km). The patented throttle regenerative braking system extends the range of the VX-FCe by energy back into the pack that would be lost in braking.

Accordingly, hybrid is probably the best prototype on the market at this though in all fairness, prototype can be very adventurous and both and Honda, have yet to put figures for their machinery and they far more experience with production for the world’s motorcycle and will, in their eyes, be their territory when products finally reach

The ENV (Emissions Neutral Vehicle)

The ENV Neutral Vehicle) bike was to Intelligent Energy’s brief by a team, led by leading UK design Seymourpowell. Last year was cited as Britain’s sixth important cultural movers and in a BBC poll and one of the world’s most product design consultancies a client list including Nokia, Jaguar, BMW, Yamaha, Hewlett-Packard and Casio.

ENV is has no gears and although the makers it as a motorbike, although it feels to more like a very and responsive mountain bike. It is virtually silent and has no emissions. The primary frame and swinging arm are from hollow-cast aircraft aluminium.

Intelligent Energy’s of the future

The ENV bike is fully-functioning and has based around Intelligent CORE fuel cell. The which is completely detachable the bike, is a compact and efficient cell, capable of powering from a motorboat to a small property.

In the none-too distant future, Intelligent Energy CEO Harry people will be able to use a like ENV to leave work in an environment, drive to the countryside, the CORE and attach it to another such as a motorboat, before on to power a log cabin with the same fuel cell, could then be re-charged a mini hydrogen creator, the of a shoebox.

Intelligent Energy, an expanding suite of technology is capable of producing every of this scenario and is currently on just such a hydrogen-creator, will be able to produce from future fuels as bio-ethanol (derived from or sugar cane), offering a tantalising vision of complete self-sustainability.

This vision is compelling for remote communities and for the developing world, where grids are simply not economically and where fuel cells both easy portability and delivery at the point of consumption no loss of efficiency.

Fuel technology and the Intelligent Energy

The Intelligent Energy CORE is a fuel cell — one of different fuel cell all of which have different in terms of size, robustness and to work at high temperatures.

The PEM (or Exchange Membrane) fuel type is the most popular and type of fuel cell for applications. Simply put, fuel cell is a multi-layered of plates and MEAs (Membrane Assemblies), in which the MEA acts as a during an electro-chemical reaction, water and Measure bar electricity hydrogen and oxygen.

The water points to the usefulness of the technology in and power applications, such as the The water by-product can be evaporated, or drunk, as it was, for example, by the of the Apollo missions. NASA the first real users of cell technology in the 1950s and 60s a century after its first by Welsh lawyer Sir William

The Intelligent Energy CORE cell is extremely efficient, in terms of volumetric power and low parasitic loss. It uses rather than the more graphite plates, making it to manufacture, more robust crucially, smaller as metal can be made more thinly graphite plates. This the CORE particularly attractive to the industry, where space is at a premium.

The design of the CORE

it came to designing the casing for the commented Seymourpowell’s Nick we treated it as a standalone project, this radical fuel its due as a beautiful, valuable and useful resource.

The CORE, which can be completely from the bike, is designed to create interest as an object. Although mostly in identical aluminium to the bike, of it at first seems a completely part, the CORE is also on one plane in a microetched, textured and shell, in a pattern derived brain coral.

The pattern to the fact that this is state technology — but is functional, in that the intricate also disperse heat. We this to be a finer and more object than, say, a generator — and to make look again at this new with a sense of wonder.

ENV is a pre-production prototype motorbike, as the 50kW powered light developed by Intelligent Energy for Boeing was similarly a complete in 2004. Both vehicles that Intelligent Energy’s fuel cells are completely for application to real vehicles in the and now — as well as many new vehicles in the future.

Two- and four-wheeled vehicles 5kW and 10kW power are realistic developments, for example, whilst Energy’s Measure bar new 75kW cell is the most compact around currently and the only one of starting in freezing conditions no assistance.

Yamaha Dolsa Wind
Yamaha Dolsa Wind

The launch of ENV breaks new and opens up a whole new field of for low- and high-power fuel motorbikes,commented Harry Bradbury. ENV and its are good for the consumer and the environment. is a fun vehicle with a realistic to play in the leisure environment, as as a role in emissions reduction Boston to Bangkok.

There has much talk about emission vehicles. Here is one at

About Intelligent Energy

Energy is an energy solutions developing new energy technologies and and implementing power delivery for its business partners, based on its PEM cell technology.

The company has a suite of new energy technologies, on commercialising energy services in generation, fuel storage and generation using PEM fuel

Based in London and Loughborough subsidiaries in America and South the company is led by a world-class team, Sir John Jennings (Non-Exec a former Chairman of Shell and Trading ; Dr Harry Bradbury a former global Energy with Deloitte and Touche ; and Dr Paul Adcock (Head of and Development), who is the former Director of the Cell Group at Loughborough

Intelligent Energy is in fact up from the entire team of of Loughborough University who specialised in cell technology, giving it one of the and most experienced teams in the throughout Europe, with intellectual property rights and built up over a 12- year

The company’s many successes to include a light aircraft, in partnership with Boeing, is powered by a fuel cell. said that it had chosen the fuel cell system its performance, compared with and size, was better than of its rivals. Intelligent Energy is now on fuel cells which provide ancillary power for airliners.

The company’s fuel are undergoing trials at more a dozen sites, including and hospitals in South Africa, plans to bring electricity to than 4m homes that are without power.

ENV technical

Motor: 6kW, 48 VDC Brush

Motor Controller: Brusa Current

Fuel Cell: 1kW Energy air-cooled (2 x AC32-48)

Storage: High pressure cylinder (Luxfer L65) Energy 2.

4kWeh Storage 4 x 12V Lead Acid (15Ahr) in series

Performance Data

0 — 20 mph in 4.3s (32kph)

0 30 mph in 7.3s (48 kph)

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