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Alpha, The First Commercially Available Electrically Assisted Bike With a Fuel Cell

Hydrogen is the ultimate energy carrier as it is the lightest yet the most energy-dense of all elements, it is completely harmless to the environment: it only produces water and heat when used in fuel cells for supplying electrical power.The fuel cell and hydrogen storage integrated inside Alpha2.0 delivers an unrivalled range of 150km on a single charge.

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Alpha offer a range between 135 and 150 km depending on the type of driving, the topology and the weight of the cyclist.Whereas battery-powered Pedelecs are adversely affected by low temperatures, Alpha2.0 provides constant range and performances in every weather conditions. Equiped with a best-in-class H2 gauge, it accurately indicates the remaining energy to the user.

Compared to conventional electric bikes, αlpha is refilled with hydrogen in only 2 minutes using the filling station, while standard e-bikes take more than 3 to 4 hours to be fully charged. For Pragma Industries, Ergosup and H2Tec, Hydrogen forms the basis for reliable, secure and flexible multi-application solutions for the light electro-mobility sector.

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It enables cities to have the power to choose the right answer and scale for smart cities projects. Benefits of hydrogen in the world of light mobility include a significantly increased riding range (60 + miles) compared to battery based solutions, and a very quick charging time (1 minute)./read more: pragma-industries