Japan’s transport ministry is expected to write safety and environmental standards for fuel cell bikes as early as January 2016. Once approved, Suzuki will begin test-driving the cycle on public roads.
The Japanese company already has a joint venture with Intelligent Energy Holdings, a U.K. venture company, that helped to develop a Burgman fuel cell scooter. The high-pressure hydrogen tank is small enough for a motorcycle.
Suzuki also intends to develop compact four-wheel vehicles that run on hydrogen.