Taking a Spin On a Hydrogen Motorbike

Peter Foster visits Dalian Sunrise Power in China, makers of a wide range of fuel cell products.

Published: 15-Sep-2009

There’s been an immense amount of talk about China’s investment in Greentech so this morning I took time off from the conference hall to visit two Chinese companies that are leading the way in this field.

Most exciting was the chance to drive a hydrogen-fuel-cell bike made by Sunrise Power, which is China’s leading researcher in fuel-cell technology. They supplied all the hydrogen fuel cell buses and cars for the Olympics last year.

The bike really was something. The fuel cell is contained in that tiny pannier on the back - it’s hard to explain how ’space-age’ it felt, being powered along by this tiny little device, whirring silently away behind you.

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