Yamaha hydrogen fuel cell scooter FC-AQEL
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the development of “FC-AQEL,” a scooter with its proprietary fuel cell . Yamaha FC-AQEL is a 125 cc comparable scooter with Yamaha hydrogen fuel cell system. The exhibition of the scooter is planned at “The 22nd International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition (EVS22)” being held from October 23-28, 2006 in Yokohama. The system is composed of a fuel cell with a metal separator, two 35 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tanks, a Li-ion secondary battery, etc
For size reduction of the driving member, an ultra flat brushless DC motor, a compact controller and a planetary transmission are compactly contained in a hub section of a rear wheel, and the hub section is integrally provided with a rear arm. The FC-AQEL fuel cell scooter measures 1,845 (L) x 770 (W) x 1,100 (H) mm.