Japanese automaker Suzuki has plans to commercialize a new generation of hydrogen-powered motorcycles.
The automaker is expected to begin testing new motorcycles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells on public roads in Japan at some point this year. The Japanese government is currently working on developing new safety standards concerning hydrogen fuel tanks, which will store the hydrogen that will allow fuel cells to generate electrical power.
Suzuki has formed a joint venture with Intelligent Energy, a prominent developer of hydrogen fuel cells based in the United Kingdom, to develop a new Burgman scooter that is powered by hydrogen fuel. A prototype of the scooter was showcased several years ago, highlighting the capabilities of the vehicle and the fact that it can be powered in a matter of minutes.
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