3.11.2005

Peugeot Quark: Fuel Cell ATV

Popular Mechanics examines Peugeot's concept ATV, the Quark, that runs on hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Some neat features (aside from zero emissions):

* A PDA style "key" interface that authenticates the rider and serves as an instrument panel.

* Its an air cooled fuel cell so its reduced in size and won't freeze in cold weather.

* The 9 liter hydrogen tank gives an 80 mile range and is designed to pop out so a refill can be plugged in almost instantly.

* Each 17" wheel has its own electric motor to produce 74 lb.-ft of torque and also employ regenerative braking technology.

More pictures here and lots of interest from many quarters.

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