India Times | Kunal Anand | May 2, 2016 | Indian Students Invent Hydrogen Powered Bike That Gives 148 Km For 1 Litre Of Gas |
Engineering students at the RVS School of Engineering and Technology just created a bike that runs on hydrogen.
The mileage? 148 km for just 1 litre of hydrogen! R. Balaji, Gowthem Raj, Jerry George and Kalid Ibrahim are all students of the Automobile Engineering Department at the college, and have been driven by the need for alternative, environment friendly fuels. “Today, the world needs eco-friendly alternative fuel to operate vehicles. We have analysed the scope of hydrogen as supplementary fuel in a four-stroke bike,” they told the Hindu They were guided by their Assistant Professor and project guide P. Lakshmanan.
Is hydrogen cheaper than current options?
At Rs. 30 per litre, hydrogen is the cheapest option that India is not considering. And, it doesn’t damage the engine, not leaving behind any residue in the engine. “It is abundantly available. In our experimental set-up, after every 1,000 km of running of engine, water needs to be cleaned and new distilled water has to be taken to a certain level and again it has to be fitted into the vehicle,” says Balaji. It cost only Rs. 7000 to convert the bike into a hydrogen powered vehicle. – Courtesy