It's been a while since we heard anything about the ENV hydrogen fuel cell motorcycle, but it's apparently been featured in a recent episode of James May's Big Ideas. To jog your memory, the ENV was designed by a company called Intelligent Energy, which recently partnered up with Suzuki on its Crosscage concept bike. The Japanese cycle maker has invested in Intelligent Energy in return. Phil Caldwell, director of business development at Intelligent Energy, has said that he hopes the tie up with Suzuki will allow his company to get fuel cell motorcycles on the roads and in the hands of consumers, though there are still nagging issues - like a hydrogen infrastructure - to worry about.
Regardless of its production feasibility, the ENV has a very cool set of features that allow it to stand out from the admittedly uncrowded hydrogen-powered motorcycle realm. For instance, the actual fuel cell stack itself can be removed from the body of the motorcycle and can act as a standalone generator. See the complete video after the break.
[Source: YouTube via The New Cafe Racer Society]