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Hydrogen as a fuel for motorcycles: the manufacturer Suzuki had this idea back in 2007, and it was only in 2017 that Honda filed and received a patent application for corresponding technologies in the USA – but a hydrogen motorbike has not yet come onto the market. Xiaomi announced at the end of March that in 2023, such a motorcycle, the “Segway Apex H2”, should actually come onto the market.
Segway Apex H2: Advance reservations possible as early as spring 2021
The announcement is only available in Chinese on the manufacturer’s website – according to media reports, however, initial reservations are already possible as part of a crowdfunding campaign. The website also clearly shows the price of 69,999 yuan, which is equivalent to just under 9,000 euros. The manufacturer also writes that the Segway Apex H2 has an output of 60 kW and a top speed of 150 km / h. The model should be able to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in four seconds.
As with the soda maker: the motorcycle is powered by replaceable hydrogen cartridges
According to the information portal motorradonline and other media reports, the hydrogen motorcycle will be powered by driver-replaceable hydrogen cartridges, similar to those used in soda machines for everyday use – operation does not seem any more complicated than that of an internal combustion engine.
According to further reports and a presentation video from the manufacturer, the Segway Apex H2 will come on the market fully disguised and show the design of a sports motorcycle: Both wheels will be attached to single-sided swing arms and the nose will be equipped with an LED headlight. While the nose is rather low in the video, the stern goes up.
Not just the Segway Apex H2: Xiaomi also wants to get into the electric car business
The presentation and the possibility of pre-booking make the manufacturer’s plan very real – although the vehicle is not expected to be on the market for two years. It is not yet possible to predict whether Xiaomi will actually implement the step, unlike Suzuki and Honda, or whether the project will fizzle out again. What is certain, however, is that the Chinese manufacturer is serious: At the end of March, the following quote from Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun was published on the company’s official blog: “Intelligent electric vehicles represent one of the greatest business opportunities in the next decade and are an indispensable smart -Living component. Entering this business is a natural decision for us: We are expanding our smart AIoT ecosystem and thus fulfilling our mission to enable everyone in the world to have a better life through innovative technologies “. According to the blog post, in addition to the Segway Apex H2, electric cars and other vehicles will also be added to the range of the tech giant in the coming years.
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