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City of Bordeaux Embarks on Project to Use Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bikes


The City of Bordeaux will soon be providing a hydrogen fuel cell fueling station which will be located at Newton Begles near the Bordeaux train station. The plan also calls for a fleet of ten fuel cell bikes.

It was recently reported that the company providing the fuel cell bikes will be Pragma Industries based in Biarritz.

Pragma recently showcased (Oct. 5-9) their latest fuel cell bike, the "Alpha Model", at the World Congress on Intelligent Transport systems in Bordeaux France.

The company claims a range of 100km on a charge of 5 minutes.

Pragma plans to produce 100 electric bicycles in 2016 and 1000 in 2017 to a "production cost" around 2,300 euros.

Based in Bidart, Southwestern France, Pragma Industries is an innovative supplier of the best of breed fuel cell test equipment. From single cell testing to stack integration, Pragma Industries will find the response to your technical requirements.

Founded in 2004 by Pierre Forté, Pragma Industries is a highly-skilled team of interdisciplinary engineers, scientists and technical staff. Our expertise domains range from mechanical engineering, electronics, automation and control, to software design and electrochemistry.