Suzuki testing fuel cell technology in SX4

Suzuki testing fuel cell technology in SX4

One of the rising stars in the New Zealand new car market is being tested in an advanced and highly efficient form.

The Suzuki SX4-FCV (fuel cell vehicle) is about to undergo testing on Japanese roads after being shown at the recent G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit conference.

Suzuki has previously built three fuel cell vehicles since it began work on this technology seven years ago, and says the SX4 is the best performing FCV car the company has developed. The experimental SX4-FCV has received approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land and Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for testing on public roads.

Suzuki is developing fuel cell vehicles in partnership with General Motors, and tested an MR Wagon-FCV and Wagon R-FCV in 2003 and a second MR Wagon-FCV in 2004.

The SX4-FCV five-door hatchback uses a GM-made high performance fuel cell, a Suzuki-developed 70 MPa (10,000 psi) compressed hydrogen tank and a light, compact capacitor.
This recovers energy during braking application and uses it to reduce load consumption during acceleration.

Suzuki Motor Corporation is seen as a dark horse in fuel cell technology by developing vehicles on several different fronts to compete with large motor manufacturers.

The experimental SX4-FCV has a driving range of 250 kilometres and a top speed of 150 km/h.

One of the rising stars in the New Zealand new car market is being tested in an advanced and highly efficient form.

The Suzuki SX4-FCV (fuel cell vehicle) is about to undergo testing on Japanese roads after being shown at the recent G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit conference.

Suzuki has previously built three fuel cell vehicles since it began work on this technology seven years ago, and says the SX4 is the best performing FCV car the company has developed. The experimental SX4-FCV has received approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land and Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for testing on public roads.

Suzuki is developing fuel cell vehicles in partnership with General Motors, and tested an MR Wagon-FCV and Wagon R-FCV in 2003 and a second MR Wagon-FCV in 2004.

The SX4-FCV five-door hatchback uses a GM-made high performance fuel cell, a Suzuki-developed 70 MPa (10,000 psi) compressed hydrogen tank and a light, compact capacitor.
This recovers energy during braking application and uses it to reduce load consumption during acceleration.

Suzuki Motor Corporation is seen as a dark horse in fuel cell technology by developing vehicles on several different fronts to compete with large motor manufacturers.

The experimental SX4-FCV has a driving range of 250 kilometres and a top speed of 150 km/h.

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