Hydrogen-Powered E-Bike Charges in 2 Minutes Delivers 100km Range

December 07, 2017 by Paul Shepard

Pragma Industries has designed the first commercial-grade fuel cell Pedelec, αlpha, integrating the OCS fuel cell technology. αlpha has been developed as a response of today’s energy demand and eco-mobility issues.

The fuel cell and hydrogen storage integrated inside Alpha2.0 delivers an unrivalled range of 100km on a single charge.

Whereas battery-powered Pedelecs are adversely affected by low temperatures, Alpha2.0 provides constant range and performances in every weather conditions. Equipped with a best-in-class H2 gauge, it accurately indicates the remaining energy to the user.

Compared to conventional electric bikes, αlpha is refilled with hydrogen in only 2 minutes using the filling station, while standard e-bikes take more 3 to 4 hours to be fully charged


  • Electrical motor - Brose 36V
  • Motor power - Electrical assistance up to 250W
  • Top speed - Electrical assistance up to 25 km/h
  • Fuel cell technology - 150W PEM fuel cell
  • Bridging energy - 150Wh Li-Ion batteries
  • H2 Storage - 2 liter compressed H2 gas cylinder

Pragma Industries’ partner Atawey has developed H2 Spring filling station for αlpha. It produces hydrogen from water and electricity (water electrolysis). The hydrogen is stored and compressed before being refilled into αlpha hydrogen tank.

The station is able to refill up to 35 bikes a day, only using water and electricity. The complete solution offered by Pragma Industries and Atawey allows increased mobility efficiency with zero CO2 emissions, from the hydrogen production to its consumption.

Early adopter users are expected to include:

  • Public services
  • Territorial staff mobility
  • Corporate staff mobility
  • Last mile delivery
  • Tourists rental
  • Bike sharing programs