Hydrogen-powered vehicles may also become a viable option in the near future. That is why automakers are taking notice. TVS may offer a hydrogen fuel option for its iCube scooter in the coming months. Globally rising pollution levels have prompted automakers to shift to green mobility.
By far the most preferred alternative to fossil fuels is electric mobility. Hydrogen-powered vehicles may also become a viable option in the near future. That is why automakers are taking notice. In this episode, TVS can offer a hydrogen fuel option for its iCube scooter.
TVS Scooter blueprint revealed
Some patents bearing the name and design of the Indian automaker surfaced online not long ago, and it was determined that they were for hydrogen-powered scooters.
According to the leaked patent document, the company is developing a scooter with two hydrogen “fuel” canisters mounted on the front downtube of the scooter’s frame. The design drawings also show a filler nozzle on the front apron and a pipe connecting the two canisters.
Hydrogen fuel tank under the seat
The hydrogen fuel stack would be located under the seat, where the battery would be in a standard electric scooter. The patent also states that the scooter will have a battery pack under the floorboard, the size of which has yet to be determined.
These batteries will store the energy generated during braking or deceleration and provide extra performance when required. When the power demand decreases, the fuel cell can also recharge the battery pack.
In terms of motors, TVS can use a similar hub-mounted 4.4 kW motor as seen on the previous electric iCube scooter.
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How does hydrogen fuel engine works ?
Hydrogen fuel cells function as a mode of transportation. It functions similarly to a traditional battery, with an electrolyte between the cathode and anode.
The anode receives hydrogen from the atmosphere, while the cathode receives oxygen. When the catalyst comes into contact with the anode, it separates the protons and electrons in hydrogen.
To reach the cathode, only protons can float through the electrolyte. As a result, electrons must travel through the outer wire in order to reach the cathode.
Once there, it is trapped as electricity and directed to the controllers and motors. Finally, as protons and electrons arrive at the cathode, hydrogen and oxygen combine to form water vapour, which is released as exhaust gas. You can visit official Pressrealese here –https://www.tvsmotor.com/en/Media/Press-Release
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