Suzuki to present a scooter with a hydrogen engine

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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.

Do you want to find out more about the hydrogen scooter and the hydrogen engine? Then our latest 2 articles on these subjects should interest you. You can read about the hydrogen scooter here and about the hydrogen engine there

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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Logan King

After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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