If the public transport system goes the clean way by using hydrogen fuel cells, the cities in which we live would be cleaner. At the air would be. The LIBRIS was launched with hydrogen fuel cells and now researchers Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in Dresden and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg have developed a cool fuel cell powered Rickshaw! Dubbed the Hydrogenia by those who created it, this four-wheeled rickshaw is propelled by a 250 watt fuel cell that could be a good alternative compared to electric-drive.
With a range of 124 miles, the rickshaw can travel far more distances compared to an all electric option and the hydrogen fuel cells are generally a cleaner fuel source compared to electricity from the grid that would power a lithium battery pack. Although the technology behind this rickshaw is still not street-ready, one can hope that these rickshaws, with a much cleaner fuel source would soon be seen and hired starting from Germany and spreading all around the world – just like the German supercars!