Suzuki Motor Corp. has received permission from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for road testing of a fuel cell vehicle jointly developed with GM. Suzkui will display the SX4-FCV at the coming Group of Eight summit in Hokkaido.
The SX4-FCV uses a 80 kW GM fuel cell stack, fueled by hydrogen from a 70 MPa tank to power a 68 kW motor. Supercapacitors capture energy from regenerative braking.
The SX4-FCV, which seats 5, has a top speed of 150 kph (93 mph) and a range of 250 km (155 miles).