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Lenoir's "Hippomobile" (1860)

 

Presentation

1860, France; patent of gas engine

Manufacturer

Technology provider

Partner

Etienne Lenoir

Vehicle

Experimental vehicle

Status

Experimental vehicle

Passenger capacity

Size, weight

Propulsion concept

Gas fuelled internal combustion engine (spark ignition), one cylinder  

Fuel

Hydrogen, generated from water via electrolysis

Storage

Range, consumption

 

Top speed, acceleration

~ 3 km per hour

Approval

Operation

In France, test drives near Paris

Goals

Costs, prices

Funding

Source, link

http://www.quantium.plus.com/derivaz/isaac/isaac.htm

Comments

The name "Hippomobile" was selected because the hydrogen fuel for this car was generated from water. Later, Lenoir adapted the engine for various gases such as coal gas. Around 350-400 of the Lenoir gas motors were built and sold. 1863: test drive from Paris to Joinville-le-Pont: top speed about 9 km in ~3 hours



Lenoir's "Hippomobile"
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