At the Tokyo Motor Show, which runs from 26 October to 5 November, the Japanese manufacturer will be presenting a scooter with a hydrogen engine. It had already worked on such a model, but with a fuel cell.
As part of the Japan Mobility Show, and in the midst of a number of electric mobility concepts, Suzuki will be exhibiting a prototype of the Burgman scooter with a hydrogen engine. The brand says it is carrying out research and development work on hydrogen engines as part of its many initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality. It has also joined a coalition of Japanese manufacturers who want to explore synthetic fuels and hydrogen engines as an alternative to electrification.
Suzuki is rather tight-lipped when it comes to details. All we know is that the scooter – a Burgman 400 ABS – is equipped with a 700-bar hydrogen storage tank. Nothing about the engine. On site, visitors will also be able to discover an information panel and a video presenting Suzuki’s initiatives in the field of hydrogen engines.
Over 10 years ago, Suzuki developed a fuel-cell Burgman. It was even tested by the London police in 2017.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King