Students Run Vespa Scooter on Electrolyzed Hydrogen

U of Wisconsin at Madison co-developed system with Beloit fleet manager that mixes hydrogen with gasoline.

Published: 09-Dec-2009

At first glance, a 50-cc Vespa scooter and a squad car may not appear to have much in common.

However, a class of University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman engineering students and officials from Beloit, Wis., are making progress toward technologies that eventually could run a variety of vehicles on nothing but water.

The class, with the help of UW-Madison civil and environmental engineering professor Marc Anderson and Beloit public works fleet manager Dan Lutz, has demonstrated a new hydrogen-assisted system that runs a Vespa on a hydrogen-gasoline fuel mix.

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