At the tail-end of last week’s Tokyo Motor Show Suzuki unveiled an exciting e-scooter concept, the Burgman, powered by a combination of hydrogen fuel cells and a li-ion battery.
Suzuki says that the innovative powertrain would enable the Burgman to reach distances of up to 220 miles at an average speed of 30kph (20mph) – so no wild freeway jaunts just yet then.
However, the company also reckon that performance will be comparable to a standard 125cc scooter (but I’d imagine that riding at higher speeds would most likely significantly reduce range).
The hydrogen itself is stored in a compact tank at a pressure just over 10,000psi (68.95MPa/689.5 bar).
As yet, Suzuki hasn’t announced any plans to produce the Burgman on a commercial scale. However, with recent announcements of similar machines from Japanese rivals, like the Yamaha HV-X Hybrid and the Honda EV-Cub, it seems that the sector is set to heat up over the next few years.
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