Yamaha Works on Development of FC06 Fuel Cell Bike

July 21, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Yamaha Motor Co. (Tokyo, Japan) announced that it is currently working on the FC06, a fuel cell two-wheeler bike. The FC06 uses a direct-methanol fuel cell, which the company claims is safer and more convenient than the conventional hydrogen fuel cell.

The FC06 is a simple, basic machine, featuring a lightweight aluminium chassis, a brushless dc motor, only 0.78 bhp, and the capacity to seat one adult. The FC06 is suitable for city-commuting applications.