Yamaha to begin public-road trials of prototype fuel cell vehicle

Yamaha is about to start trials of the YG-M FC, its prototype gas cell automobile, in Japan on April 18. Aiming to ship a seamless automobile sharing service, the trial will happen on a city-centre course in Wajima Metropolis, Ishikawa Prefecture, together with scheduled routes as a part of the town's ‘WA-MO’ new transport system.

The YG-M FC prototype gas cell automobile makes use of compressed hydrogen as its gas and might seat 4 occupants. When it comes to dimension, it’s three,370mm lengthy, 1,340mm large and 1,710mm tall, with an general weight of 640kg.

In comparison with electrical public private mobility autos of comparable dimension, the fuel-cell prototype has some great benefits of longer vary and shorter refuelling time, enabling much less frequent recharging and repair operation with fewer autos.

This initiative is in alignment with the Japanese authorities’s primary hydrogen technique of selling the unfold and set up of gas cell autos and hydrogen stations, and likewise contributes to addressing social points equivalent to decreasing greenhouse gasoline emissions and delivering the subsequent technology of last-mile transport.

The YG-M FC is deliberate to be displayed on the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2019 Yokohama from Could 22.

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