Segway’s futuristic Apex H2 hybrid hydrogen e-bike to offer unique features & longer range
Segway Incorporated, an American manufacturer of two-wheeled personal transporters usually used at tourist locations, recently took wraps off a futuristic hybrid hydrogen electric motorcycle called the Apex H2. The Segway Apex H2 is a hybrid bike powered by a blend of hydrogen fuel cell and electric technologies. The manufacturer has reworked the frame of the previously launched Segway Apex electric motorcycle to offer a new, futuristic design to the Apex H2.
The Apex H2 hybrid hydrogen electric motorcycle is thus a follow-up to the Segway Apex, which was first introduced to the world in late 2019. The electric bike was seen being track-tested in 2020, but it was a bit ironic that the Apex failed to hit apexes.
Announcing the new EV, the manufacturer explained that the hydrogen canisters providing the combustible fuel would be refillable as well as swappable, which would trim down the time required for recharging compared to a typical electric motorcycle. The futuristic hybrid hydrogen powered vehicle will not be recharged using a cable like a normal EV. It will just need to change of the hydrogen cylinder, which according to the company’s claims will consume merely one gram of hydrogen per kilometer. However, it would require significant space for swaps during a journey.
The company said in a statement, “Hydrogen has two advantages here: it offers much higher energy density than lithium batteries, and you can fill up your tank about as quickly as the gas tank on your GSX-R, provided there's a hydrogen station nearby.”
Priced at approximately $10,700, the futuristic motorcycle will produce 60 kW (80 hp) of power, enough to offer acceleration of 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4 seconds. Top speed has been rated at 150 km/h (93 mph), which would make it highway capable.
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, the Apex H2 motorcycle will offer more range on a tank than most battery-powered motorcycles on a single charge, and let the rider fill up and hit the road yet again quick smart.
Segway appears to be quite serious about bringing the futuristic Apex H2 hybrid hydrogen electric motorcycle to production, but it will obviously take some time for the manufacturer to turn the concept EV into a reality. The manufacturer has listed a two-year timeline, which means the futuristic EV will not be available before 2023.
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