Eco-friendly & Fuel-efficient Bikes


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If I bet someone to name the metallic creature that roams on earth I may very easily lose. Yes… As you all guessed I am talking about that sheer, mean metallic creature which we all call a ‘bike.’ It will be cruel if one do not make out the puzzle as bikes are universally adored and admired. When I think of bikes, pictures of Ducati, Harley Davidson, Triumph, Gareware, Royal Enfield, and our own Bajaj flash in my mind.

Bikes have always been a craze to me. Their design, maneuverability, nimbleness, and power have always grabbed my attention. Most of the times when I travel in city roads my eyes search for these metallic creatures which whiz pass on roads and sometimes even on footpaths. But I always felt that something really is missing in their designs, power, and fuel-efficiency.

In these times of skyrocketing fuel prices and jam-packed traffic one may think hundred times before going for a buy and may finally end up deciding against buying one. Besides these issues there might be environmental concerns too. So the need for fuel-efficient and powerful bikes with good designs has been there since long. Hence comes the need for solar-, electric- , and hydrogen-powered vehicles to fill that gap. While solar vehicles are less efficient and need to take long to make it to the market, hydrogen and electric-powered bikes are already making the news. Some of these bikes I discuss here can help raise one’s spirits in terms of eco-friendliness as well as fuel-efficiency.

Hydrogen-Powered Bikes:

Hydrogen-powered bikes are the dream bikes that were in wait since very long. But that long wait it over as you have some of these kind roaming in one part of the world. These hydrogen-powered bikes use Hydrogen and normal air as fuel release water as emission. These vehicles are light, durable, efficient, sporty, eco-friendly, and fuel-efficient. Some of the big names in this category are EnvBike by Intelligent Energy and Crosscage by Suzuki.

  • EnvBikes:

EnvBike are world’s first Hydrogen powered bikes made by Intelligent Energy. This bike stands on a basic principle that the electrochemical reaction between Hydrogen and Oxygen produces electricity, which makes the vehicle run without CO2 emissions.

Black and White EnvBikes

Check out these sites for Envbikes:

http://www.intelligent-energy.com/

http://envirolibrium.blogspot.in/2005/11/clean-machine-envbike.html/

EnvBike is cool and slick, and you can ride it for around 4 hours at just 3$ Hydrogen. Believe me… this bike really blew me out of this world with its amazing design and fuel efficiency. This bike has been under long wait in Indian market, but it seems like my waiting is becoming endless. But there is some good news too. Suzuki is working on to bring this concept bike into production.

You can check out following videos:

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bike

James May – Hydrogen Cell Bike video

 

Suzuki Crosscage is a 125cc bike from Suzuki which is sleek and belongs to Hydrogen-powered bike category. It has slightly fleshy and bulky body with design similar to that of gasoline-powered Suzuki bikes.  With single tank of Hydrogen, Crosscage will let you ride upto 200km. Don’t you think this is amazing as it is eco-friendly and fuel-efficient too!?

Check out these sites for Suzuki Crosscage versions:

 

http://www.tuvie.com/suzuki-crosscage-concept-motorcycle-with-hydrogen-powered/

Electric-Powered Bike:

If you feel you need something different from these Hydrogen powered vehicles, you can check out electric-powered ones. Electric-powered scooters and cars have been on roads since many years, and bikes are the latest in this category.

  • Inertia-Plus:

Inertia-Plus is an electric-powered bike from Brammo. The bike is gorgeous and powerful, and comes in sporty colors and designs. With a complete charge the bike may run around 124 miles. On the cost-side, the purchasing of this bike is quite discouraging as it comes with a price tag of around 11,000$. But as the bike is in its infant stage the price may stay for some time and gradually may decrease with improvisation and growth in the market. As electrical cells come with chemicals which do not emit smokes these bikes can also be considered as eco-friendly and fuel-efficient.

Check out these sites for Inertia Plus:

http://www.brammo.com/enertia-plus/

http://www.brammo.com/store/brammo-enertia-plus/

Regards,

Vinod Kumar

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