Suzuki to Start Fuel Cell Production
As part of a joint-venture with Intellligent Energy, Suzuki plans to build air cooled fuel cell engines in Yokohama. The good news is that the new engine is developed for automobile use and it promises to be affordable.
"We are delighted to achieve such a significant milestone just one year after the establishment of the JV. It brings us closer to delivering on our commitment to achieve efficient and cost-effective production of fuel cell systems for integration into clean energy vehicles," said Suzuki in a press release.
The production will take place on semi-automated technology line developed and already tested by Intelligent Energy.
"This represents the next stage in high volume production of fuel cell systems with associated reduction of manufacturing and assembly costs as well as improved cycle times and enhanced product quality," the company added.
The Suzuki/Intelligent Energy joint-venture was created in February 2012, the air cooled fuel cell energy being its first production model.