Top Reasons You’ll Love Your Electric Bike

There are many good reasons you will find to love your new electric bike, or e bike, here are some of the Top Reasons You’ll Love Your Electric Bike that we’ve found.

1. Accessibility

– Ever wanted to take a nice, long, scenic bike ride with someone who is an avid cyclist but didn’t feel you could keep up? With electric pedal assist, now you can! Enjoy panoramic mountain views, explore miles of coastline, wide open spaces, or??? The Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 women’s bike is a good example of an electric touring bike.  Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0

 

2. Commuting

– How do you get to work refreshed, and having beaten the traffic? Answer: A motorized bike. The optimal motorized bike is electric, being both quiet and non-polluting. Single cycle gasoline engines are one of, if not the highest polluter in the land! Commuting on an e bike is both fun, and refreshing. You get enough exercise to wake you up, but not enough to sweat to the point your colleagues will notice. The Bintelli Journey makes a great commuting bike.Bintelli Journey Electric Bike

3. Schlepping

– Whether it’s groceries or your dog, using an e bike to do it will help you and the environment. Instead of a chore, it becomes a fun outing you will actually look forward to! There are electric bikes built just for this purpose, such as the Yuba Electric Boda Boda cargo bike.Yuba Electric Boda Boda or the Cero One cargo bike.Cero One Image

 

4. Traveling

– Sightseeing is a breeze (literally) on an electric bike! Do you pull a “town car” behind your RV? If you replace it with a couple of e bikes, you will save a lot of gas, have an easier time parking your rig, and have a whole lot more fun sightseeing, and getting around town. The Ecotric Fat Tire Beach and Snow bike will take you anywhere you want to go with a smile on your face!Ecotric Fat Tire Electric Bike 

If you have questions on any of these bikes, or would like more information, leave a comment or you can email me at:
Dan@TheWeekendBicyclist.com, and I’ll be more than glad to help you. – Dan

Hydrogen Car Prototype

Hydrogen Car Prototype

For a hydrogen car prototype, HYPROSI uses a process patented by these researchers that allows the efficient production, storage and safe transport of hydrogen for using it in fuel cells through so-called liquid organic hydrogen carriers, or LOHC.
The organic liquid carrying hydrogen is the result of the combination between a silane and an alcohol that, in the presence of a catalyst, allows the generation of hydrogen in a rapid and controlled manner. Its main advantage is that the production of hydrogen is carried out at atmospheric pressure and at temperatures even below 0 ºC.
“It is a versatile process from the chemical point of view, because there are many combinations of hydrosilanes and alcohols that can be used and the safety risks derived from high pressure gas storage are avoided,” says researcher José A. Mata, project manager of HYPROSI.

Hydrogen is produced quickly and efficiently controlled by the use of catalysts. Both the organic liquids used and the catalyst are stable and can be used to produce hydrogen for long periods of time. The controlled generation of hydrogen allows its release according to the needs of the user. This would solve the security problems of the vehicles that are currently on the market, since they store the gas at high pressure.
In the proof of concept carried out with the prototype (electric vehicle), an optimum hydrogen flow has been achieved that acts as a fuel cell power source. This battery transforms the stored energy in the form of hydrogen into electrical energy that allows the vehicle to be driven. The advantage of this type of batteries is that by reacting hydrogen and oxygen, the only byproduct that is produced is water. This is why hydrogen is considered one of the cleanest renewable sources on the planet.
“In this way, we take advantage of the energy contained in an organic liquid, demonstrating its storage capacity and transforming chemical energy into electricity thanks to the breakage and formation of intermolecular chemical bonds. The next step would be to apply it in a larger prototype, even in a real hydrogen car,” explains UJI researcher María Pilar Borja.
This new procedure constitutes an important advance, since it allows to solve the problematic of the storage and danger of the accumulation of gases in the automobile, being only liquid the components to take into account within the system. Therefore, the recharge of organic liquid in the vehicle could occur in the same way that a car powered by fossil fuels is refueled.
“The results we have obtained in these tests are very positive. Now, we must continue working so that this research reaches the automobile market. For this, our next challenge would be to improve the efficiency of the recovery of the starting silane, as well as to increase the amount of hydrogen stored in this silane, which in the studies carried out is 6 percent by weight,” says Hermenegildo García, researcher of the Institute of Chemical Technology (UPV-CSIC).
Article reprinted From ECN Magazine.