Asian Journal of Engineering and Applied Technology (AJEAT)
A Study on the Effect on Fuel Economy of a Two Wheeler by on Board Hydrogen GenerationAuthor : Gurpartap Singh, Kanwarpreet Singh and Harpreet Singh
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2013 pp 1-5.
Considering high fuel prices, limited petroleum reserves and expanding market of two wheelers in India, an experiment was performed to investigate fuel consumption of a two wheeler running on hydrogen-gasoline blended fuel. A 2002 model two stroke, single cylinder SI engine Bajaj scooter was used for the research experiment. A little modification was done to the vehicle as per requirements and a hydrogen generation kit was installed to supply hydrogen on-board. Another unmodified vehicle of same model and manufacturing year was used for comparison. At about constant speed of 1500 rpm, fuel consumption of the vehicle was recorded. The test results showed that the modified engine with hydrogen- gasoline blend as a fuel consumed 60% less gasoline as compared to a similar vehicle in which same quantity of fuel was supplied.
Fuel prices, Two wheelers, Hydrogen, Gasoline, Idle, Fuel Consumption