Fuel Cells Built for Small Machines

Honda has developed a scooter powered by the company’s FC Stack, a compact fuel cell system. The cell is capable of starting at sub-freezing temperatures, and the scooter design is based on similar vehicles with 125cc engines. Space in the engine is conserved by placing the electric drive system on the rear-wheel swing arm, and by placing the fuel cell in the center of the vehicle, with auxiliary systems compactly arranged around it.

August 26, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The result is a scooter comparable in size to an internal combustion engine vehicle of the same class. Honda plans to continue refining the new vehicle’s design to make it even more light and compact, so that the fuel cell scooter achieves the same range and offers storage space comparable to internal combustion engine vehicles of its class.


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