News

Friday Fallback Story: The Green Hydrogen “KHOLOS” Trike at the Grande Exposition Du Fabriqué France 2021

By August 6, 2021 3   min read  (554 words)

August 6, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, Thursday Throwback Story: The Green Hydrogen “KHOLOS” Trike at the Grande Exposition Du Fabriqué France 2021
  • Cycleurope, Valeo and STOR-H have created a green hydrogen tricycle that is revolutionizing deliveries in city centers. 

The “KHOLOS” tricycle combines innovations to offer a mobility solution to the green city of tomorrow. Three players recognized for their high expertise, Cycleurope, Valeo and STOR-H have combined their know-how to develop a vehicle that will facilitate the deliveries and movement of equipment for the last mile. “KHOLOS” will represent the Aube department at ” La Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France ” at the Elysée Palace,

Paris–Chosen among 2,300 products, the “KHOLOS” will represent the Aube department during “La Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France” in 2021. This new model of hydrogen electric tricycle meets the societal aspirations of the time since the development soft mobility is one of France’s challenges.

Cycleurope, Valeo and STOR-H have combined their expertise and know-how to invent a new generation of bikes, combining performance, load capacity, sustainability and environmental protection. The “KHOLOS” has been specially designed to meet the needs of delivery and last mile collection in urban and peri-urban areas.

Its innovative character has been recognized since this tricycle is one of the 126 products of French companies that will be exhibited at the Élysée Palace on July 3 and 4, 2021 as part of “La Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France” where each department of metropolis and overseas will be represented.

The “KHOLOS”, the future of the tricycle

The “KHOLOS”, a hydrogen-powered electric vehicle, developed by Cycleurope, Valeo and STOR-H, is fitted with a pendulum frame, offering the tricycle comfort and ergonomics at low speed while guaranteeing optimum safety at moderate and high speeds. Road holding is not affected by the payload, as the load volume can go up to 1.3 m³ for a weight of 150 kg. The trike benefits from oversized hydraulic disc brakes with a thickness of 2.3mm (compared to the usual 2.0mm) which ensure better longevity as well as improved braking performance with heavy loads.
Motorized with Valeo technology made in France and developed in partnership with Effigear, integrating in a single module, located in the crankset, a 48V electric motor and an adaptive seven-speed automatic gearbox; it is the best electric bicycle assistance to date. With its 130 Nm (Newton * meter), it multiplies the cyclist’s effort by eight. On a cargo bike, Valeo’s electric assistance allows the cyclist to climb a 14% hill (the equivalent of a parking ramp), with a load of 150 kg, without effort, in forward gear, like backwards.
Finally, “KHOLOS” relies on STOR-H cartridges which store green hydrogen to power a fuel cell, thus replacing a conventional battery. Since hydrogen is stored at low pressure, it remains perfectly safe. STOR-H cartridges are removable, refillable (more than 5000 times) and interchangeable in 1 click. No charging time, it can be recharged at the office or at home with its STOR-H home charger or even with an exchange of empty cartridges for full ones in the network of vending machines. The lifespan of a cartridge is between 10 and 15 years.

The most produced:

  • Load of up to 150 kg and 1.3 m³ of load volume.
  • Euro pallet format with rear carriage.
  • Innovative pendulum articulation having been the subject of a patent application, guaranteeing comfort on the road and great safety.
  • 48V electric motor and an adaptive seven-speed automatic transmission (forward and reverse).
  • Green hydrogen energy in cartridge easy to integrate and use.

 

FuelCellsWorks

Author FuelCellsWorks

More posts by FuelCellsWorks
error: Alert: Content is protected !!