In association with
Hydrogen fuel cell cargo bikes to be trialled in Aberdeen – Move Electric
New trial will gain insight into using hydrogen-powered electric bikes for last-mile deliveries...
A hydrogen-fuel cell electric cargo bike trial is being launched in Aberdeen.
The bikes are made by Oxfordshire based manufacturer Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV), who are building six eCargo bikes for the project, which is set to start in 2022.
The trial has been set up to help gather new insight in the use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for last-mile deliveries.
EAV says it has developed its bikes because it has concerns over the weight of battery-powered vehicles, as well as the true environmental impact of them.
“It’s a simple fact that the raw materials for battery production are in short supply.” said Adam Barmby, CEO and founder of EAV.
“EAV focuses on weight reduction, so we use less energy and therefore require less batteries.”
The EVAH2Cubed eCargo bike that will be used in the trial incorporates the fuel cell, using the electricity generated to charge a small number of batteries. The only emission as a result of the hydrogen being created is water.
“The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, recently delivered a speech at the Dubai Expo 2020 stating that the UK will be taking a global lead in developing hydrogen-powered transport.” said Nigel Gordon-Stewart, executive chairman of EAV.
“Nowhere is the use of hydrogen fuel cells in lightweight vehicles more effective than within the urban environment.”
For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to the What Car? newsletter here
Best 7-seat SUVs and 4x4s 2022
Whether you're planning to carry seven people on a regular basis or just need an occasional third row of seats, there’s plenty of SUVs to choose from. But which are best – and which are best avoided?
Citroën Berlingo Van long-term test review
The Citroën Berlingo Van promises car-like comfort and efficiency, and the practicality of, well, a van. Our photographer is living with one to see if it delivers