Fuel Cell

  • Honda’s hydrogen motorcycle: More patents appear – this time pointing towards production

    Honda’s hydrogen motorcycle: More patents appear – this time pointing towards production

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    Here’s the latest patent drawings from Honda’s R&D office giving us more detail about the company’s upcoming hydrogen motorcycle. In the designs the bike’s rear wheel electric motor is shown in detail, as is the single-sided swingarm. There is no indication on the physical size of the bike, but given the outline drawing’s proportions this…

  • Honda’s fuel cell motorcycle plans revealed

    Honda’s fuel cell motorcycle plans revealed

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      These five design drawings unearthed from a heap of files registered with an international patent office show that Honda isn’t just about electric bikes and huge mpg for the future – the two wheel giant is also building Hydrogen cell bikes for the next phase of motorcycling’s universe. This isn’t the first time we’ve…

  • Metropolitan Police launch trial of hydrogen powered Suzuki Burgman

    Metropolitan Police launch trial of hydrogen powered Suzuki Burgman

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    In line with the Mayor of London’s plans tackle high levels of pollution and low air quality in London, the Met are trialling seven Suzuki “Burgman Fuel Cell”, zero emission hydrogen scooters. The trial will last for 18 months and will enable the force to assess their suitability for the various roles. The hydrogen fuel…

  • Revealed: Two-Wheel Drive Suzuki Burgman Scooter

    Revealed: Two-Wheel Drive Suzuki Burgman Scooter

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    Suzuki has filed a patent application for a two-wheel drive scooter. It shows (what looks like) a Suzuki Burgman 200, with a hub-mounted electric motor in the front wheel that works to assist the engine-driven rear wheel. The main difference to a typical Burgman 200 is the front end. On the patent, the front wheel…

  • SCOOP: Suzuki patents for hydrogen-powered fuel cell super scoot revealed

    SCOOP: Suzuki patents for hydrogen-powered fuel cell super scoot revealed

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        SCOOP: Suzuki patents for hydrogen-powered fuel cell super scoot revealed. Suzuki has now published patents that it has filed for its first road-legal hydrogen-powered fuel-cell super scooter. This is a significant move from the Japanese factory which has been working on the technology for a few years now and has already shown its…

  • Government boost for green bike technology

    Government boost for green bike technology

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      £7.5 million set aside to boost the uptake for electric bikes Business Minister, Matthew Hancock announced that motorcycles and scooters will join cars, vans, trucks and buses in the government’s drive for greener vehicles. Up to £7.5 million will be set aside to boost the uptake for electric two-wheelers and help bikers bridge the…

  • Living with an electric motorcycle: The truth | Brammo Empulse R road test

    Living with an electric motorcycle: The truth | Brammo Empulse R road test

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    Editor John Milbank spent a few days with a Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle to find out if it’s time to ditch the pump. Photos: Simon Hipperson This bike probably isn’t for you. Chances are you enjoy a good thrash at the weekend, touring to far flung reaches of the globe, or racking up miles on…

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