- Oct 22, 2009
Tokyo 2009: Suzuki SX4-FCV takes a break from testing
Suzuki SX4 Fuel Cell Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
The Suzuki SX4-FCV (Fuel-Cell Vehicle) isn't a new vehicle – they've been used for testing on Japanese streets since last year – but the colors and stickers on the model on display at the Tokyo Motor Show meant we needed to get some fresh pics to share with you. Under the new look, the SX4 FCV is the same as before, with an 80 kW hydrogen fuel cell stack from GM and a high-pressure 70 MPa (10,000 psi) hydrogen storage tank. The car reportedly can go up to 75 mph and has a 155-mile range using a 68 kW electric motor and a lightweight capacitor. The capacitor is used to not only regulate the flow of electrons to the wheels but also to retain energy collected from the regenerative brakes on the SX4 FCV. Suzuki says it wants to commercialize the technology someday, but for now is happy with the "ongoing development."
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