Friday, October 19, 2007

Tokyo 2007 Preview: Yamaha on two-wheels - FC-AQEL - Part 6 of 6

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The last, and extremely belated, two-wheeled prototype displayed in Tokyo this year by Yamaha is the FC-AQEL concept. Using a hydrogen fuel cell and batteries, the machine uses what appears to be the same super-thin YIPU (Yamaha Integrated Power Unit) that the LUXAIR uses. The on-board 35MPa tank holds the hydrogen gas which powers the fuel cell which in turn powers the battery. Like the other prototypes shown by Yamaha at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show, don't hold your breath waiting for this machine to reach your local Yamaha dealer's showroom.


[Source: Yamaha Motors]


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