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.


California Fuel Cell Partnership is located in West Sacramento

Despite the critics, the partnership continues to soldier on determined to figure out a way to improve the technology so it won’t have a net energy loss.

Toyota Prius converted to run on hydrogen at Shell refueling station on outskirts of Reykjavik, Iceland.

Iceland now has a fleet of 14 hydrogen-fueled vehicles as part of effort to gradually wean the island nation off its dependence on fossil fuels.

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid minivan has range of 200 km.

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid is the first to be powered by both hydrogen and electric battery.


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