Report: Suzuki to commercialize fuel cell motorcycle in Japan; on-road testing begins in 2016
Report: Suzuki to commercialize fuel cell motorcycle in Japan; on-road testing begins in 2016 27 December 2015 The Nikkei reports that Suzuki Motor plans to commercialize a hydrogen powered fuel cell motorcycle, with plans to start testing it on public roads in 2016 once Japan’s transport ministry finalizes the relevant safety and environmental standards. Suzuki already has a joint venture with Intelligent Energy Holdings that will produce a Burgman fuel cell scooter. (Earlier post .) The high-pressure hydrogen tank is small enough for a motorcycle. The first Burgman scooter will be based on Suzuki’s existing 120cc model. The Nikkei report said that Suzuki hopes to turn its fuel cell two-wheeler into one of its major products; Suzuki also intends to develop compact four-wheel vehicles that run on hydrogen.