Pics: Suzuki Burgman hydrogen-powered scooter

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 Suzuki is working toward commercialising the Burgman fuel-cell scooter as a motorcycle.
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Suzuki is working toward commercialising the Burgman fuel-cell scooter as a motorcycle.

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 Suzuki Motor Corporation Burgman fuel-cell scooter is the world's first fuel-cell vehicle to earn Whole Vehicle Type Approval in the European Union.
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Suzuki Motor Corporation Burgman fuel-cell scooter is the world's first fuel-cell vehicle to earn Whole Vehicle Type Approval in the European Union.

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 It incorporates an air-cooled fuel cell and a hydrogen tank positioned inside the frame.
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It incorporates an air-cooled fuel cell and a hydrogen tank positioned inside the frame.

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 Electricity produced by the fuel cell powers a motor for propulsion; the only emission is water.
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Electricity produced by the fuel cell powers a motor for propulsion; the only emission is water.

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 Suzuki aims to make eco-friendly fuel-cell scooters increasingly common in Europe in line with the establishment of hydrogen filling stations and other necessary infrastructure.
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Suzuki aims to make eco-friendly fuel-cell scooters increasingly common in Europe in line with the establishment of hydrogen filling stations and other necessary infrastructure.

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 The Burgman fuel-cell scooter is based on Suzuki's city-friendly Burgman.
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The Burgman fuel-cell scooter is based on Suzuki's city-friendly Burgman.

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 The Burgman fuel-cell scooter debuted at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show in October 2009. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
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The Burgman fuel-cell scooter debuted at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show in October 2009. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

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 Since February 2010, Suzuki and British company Intelligent Energy, which developed the Burgman fuel-cell scooter's fuel-cell system, have been jointly participating in trials of the scooter on public roads under the aegis of the British government's Technology Strategy Board.
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Since February 2010, Suzuki and British company Intelligent Energy, which developed the Burgman fuel-cell scooter's fuel-cell system, have been jointly participating in trials of the scooter on public roads under the aegis of the British government's Technology Strategy Board.

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 The trials are being conducted in the area surrounding Loughborough University in central England using a single Burgman fuel-cell scooter unit. Multiple units are due to be added.
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The trials are being conducted in the area surrounding Loughborough University in central England using a single Burgman fuel-cell scooter unit. Multiple units are due to be added.

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 It was initially necessary to obtain Single Vehicle Approval for each Burgman fuel-cell scooter unit to be used in the trials. The newly obtained Whole Vehicle Type Approval (a pan-European endorsement reflecting recognition of the Burgman fuel-cell scooter’s high levels of environmental performance and safety) means that Single Vehicle Approval is no longer necessary.
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It was initially necessary to obtain Single Vehicle Approval for each Burgman fuel-cell scooter unit to be used in the trials. The newly obtained Whole Vehicle Type Approval (a pan-European endorsement reflecting recognition of the Burgman fuel-cell scooter’s high levels of environmental performance and safety) means that Single Vehicle Approval is no longer necessary.

  • First Published: March 9, 2011, 2:38 pm

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