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Suzuki set to be first with production fuel cell motorcycle

By Ben Purvis -

New bikes

 27 March 2008 09:19

Suzuki and British firm Intelligent Energy have announced an extension of their agreement to develop hydrogen fuel-cell motorcycles with the intention of creating a production-ready hydrogen-powered bike in the near future.

The colaboration between the two firms bore fruit last autumn with the showing of the Suzuki Crosscage motorcycle, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered concept bike with similar performance to a 125cc machine.

Hydrogen power means the only emission from the Crosscage is pure water.

“This is an important next step for our collaboration with Suzuki as we move from a very successful concept toward a range of commercially viable fuel cell motorcycles,” said Phil Caldwell, director of business development at Intelligent Energy:

“We have developed an excellent relationship with Suzuki over the past two years and this agreement further strengthens our partnership.”

“Our fuel cells are efficient, robust, and emit zero carbon at the tailpipe”, added Henri Winand, chief executive of Intelligent Energy.

“Both Intelligent Energy and Suzuki are committed to the development of cleaner and more responsible vehicles for the consumer.

The Crosscage is an example of what can be achieved when invention meets ambition, and we’re looking forward to the next phase in the relationship.”