|The fourth-generation ZES IV.5, predecessor to the ZES V.|
The new 1.1 kW fuel cell in the ZES V increases the driving range of its predecessor by 33%, from 60 kilometers (37 miles) to 80 kilometers (50 miles), and supports a higher slightly higher top speed of 60 km/h (37 mph), compared to 52 km/h (32 mph) in the prior generation.
AFPCT’s fuel cell development relies on support from Dupont (provider of PEM membranes), which is an investor. The scooter uses a metal hydride storage system, and refuels with a canister swap.
APFCT CEO Huang Lin-huei predicts a mileage cost of the scooter at only 50 percent higher than a gasoline-power scooter.