Fuel-cell bike scoots into production

Hannifin, Parker
December 2004
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, p18
The article reports that the launch of the world's first fuel cell-powered motor-scooter that has moved a step closer after a major engineering group took a stake in the company behind the project. Great Britain will be one of the first target markets for the Vectrix fuel cell/electric scooter, which its U.S. developers claimed is the first full-size, high-performance vehicle of its kind. Parker Hannifin, the global motion control systems group that helped develop the vehicle's underlying technology, has invested Vectrix to help it bring the scooter, called the VX-FC, into full-scale production. The two companies claimed the scooter is comparable in performance terms to a 400cc petrol model, while offering low emissions and big savings on running costs.


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