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Suzuki unveils fuel cell e-scooter

Hydrogen-powered runabout, anyone?

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Suzuki has put British engineering centre stage at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show, unveiling a scooter powered by a UK-made hydrogen fuel cell.

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Suzuki's Burgman: powered by an air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell

Inside the Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter is a light-weight, air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell developed by British company Intelligent Energy.

Hydrogen is stored in a small tank at a pressure just north of 10,000psi (68.95MPa/689.5 bar), Suzuki said, and the bike – although still just a concept – would be capable of travelling up to 220 miles when cruising an average speed of 30kph (20mph).

To provide a little extra accelerative grunt, the bike would also feature a 500Wh lithium-ion battery that could be used to store energy created by the Burgman’s regenerative braking system.

Suzuki added that the bike’s performance should be roughly similar to that of a 125cc petrol scooter.

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Register Hardware has been promised a ride

Although the firm hasn’t announced plans to produce the Burgman on a commercial scale, Suzuki has promised Register Hardware a ride when working models land in the UK later this year. ®

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