If you happened to cross the show’s 6th hall, you wouldn’t have been able to miss it. A hydrogen-powered tuk-tuk, based on a three-wheeler model from Indian manufacturer Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM), was the most striking vehicle at Hyvolution.
Needless to say, the new commercial vehicles of Stellantis, Manitou’s hydrogen-powered machine and the Phoenix H2 race car of GCK have all contributed to the richness of the 2024 edition of the Hyvolution show. The same can be said about HRS’s station designed by Starck and the numerous announcements made during the show (Teal Mobility to help develop stations for HGVs, the H2DEC platform, the Hyvia-Hympulsion partnership…). However, seeing a hydrogen-powered tuk-tuk was refreshingly fun.
A vehicle by an Indian champion of lightweight mobility
Behind this idea, stands Antoine Abou, who gained fame by crossing France on a hydrogen-powered bicycle. Convinced that light mobility is a possible field of application, with low-power fuel cells, he attended Hyvolution with a new project. He founded the company Systemics Energy, manufacturer of zero emission vehicles that run on bike paths*, and another one named HI (Hydrogen Intelligence), that aims to introduce hydrogen into lightweight mobility.
The hydrogen-powered tuk-tuk showcased at Hyvolution offers a range of 300 km with zero noise and zero pollution. For its various projects, Antoine Abou partnered up with several players namely, OSM, Rage Mechanics, Atwey, Iljin, CRMT, TSI and Ad-Venta. The hydrogen three-wheeler will be the talk of the media in a few months to come and we will keep you posted.
*With Drop, which is a combination of a car and a bike on three wheels
Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili