Suzuki and Intelligent Energy commit to hydrogen motorcycle

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Suzuki Crosscage
Suzuki Crosscage

Suzuki and Intelligent Energy to hydrogen motorcycle

Suzuki and Energy commit to hydrogen

March 27, 2008 Motorcyclists no doubt remember the highly Suzuki Crosscage Hydrogen bike from last Tokyo Motor Show. The was developed in conjunction with Intelligent Energy (the folk who developed the ENV fuel motorcycle in 2005).

Suzuki and IE week executed a further agreement which envisages the of their collaboration to commercially fuel cell motorcycles – it that the Crosscage, or something like it, will appear in a near you. Even interesting though, is that home hydrogen generation appear the perfect partner for a cell motorcycle – brew own hydrogen.

From a distance, the Suzuki looks like a distinctly motorcycle, but it’s only you get close up that the unconventional becomes fully visible. little is at it seems – the motor is inside that huge wheel assembly, the faux tank covers the fuel the hydrogen fuel tank is the motor is normally located and the and motor controller sit underneath the

The suspension is single-sided front and with the rear wheel to the aforementioned humongous scooter-like and swinging arm assembly – it’s to reconcile such a huge of unsprung weight. Compared to the which mounted its motor at the arm pivot, (keeping mass and a belt drive to the rear the Crosscage puts it all at the end of the swinging and it looks a bit unweildly.

As we pointed out in our brief report on the from Tokyo, 100 is the largest to appear on the machine’s speedo, and looks to be enough room for the to run to around 120km/h, so let’s not that the bike is going to performance to match its looks. It however, emit nothing and will need to deliver costs at levels cheap to give the population reason to buy them – with mains supplying electricity at current it’s hard to see another being viable because not enough profit to support the of that infrastructure.

Suzuki officials quoted the of the machine in Tokyo as “similar to a motorcycle”, and while that’s than enough to blow the majority of SadC***Mobiles, it’s likely to have the punters up around the block.

The ENV was powered by a 6kW 48 motor and with energy from Intelligent Energy’s 1kW fuel cell, was capable of (80kmh) and by the time it reached was forecast to be able to reach speed limits and exceed its range of 100 miles (160 The Crosscage, for all its devilish good cannot be expected to perform any than speed limits, and no extra performance up your

Suzuki Crosscage

The winning factor in the Suzuki-IE is the infrastructure the British company to the table. Intelligent Energy has a that includes a range of fuel cell, fuel desulphurization and hydrogen generation The company’s existing home generation system means be able to make your own at home.

That begs the as to whether the world will embrace fuel cell for cars and motorcycles – either pay rates at the newly established infrastructure or make your own at Will the additional cost and effort for hydrogen generation be

Intelligent Energy recently a deal with Scottish Energy to provide fuel combined heat and power for residential and commercial markets in the UK and adding further credibility to the ability to deliver robust cell powered systems for a of applications across many

Intelligent Energy’s proprietary Exchange Membrane (PEM) cell designs are based on the use of metallic plates, which the fuel cell stack and amenable to mass manufacture. cells generate power hydrogen, producing water as the by-product. In addition to its range of cells, Intelligent Energy is engaged in furthering its hydrogen technology.

For now, the Crosscage isn’t all that compelling, but are few and the information available has been vague. We suspect that the will need to increase to at 250cc levels or greater to be worthwhile – particularly given electric motorcycles are already at level, and they plug into the wall socket.

Stay tuned though, IE’s technologies might find their way into home from another and a mini home hydrogen-based heating, and vehicle refueling might

Suzuki Crosscage

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