London police to use fuel cells to FIGHT CRIME

In a lighter piece of news today, fuel cell manufacturer Intelligent Energy announced a technology trial with London’s Metropolitan Police Force to supply them with hydrogen-powered Suzuki Burgman motorbikes. The scooters are equipped with 4kW air cooled fuel cells, making them lightweight but capable of meeting the police force’s safety and performance standards.

The clean bikes would be an important symbol for a city which is struggling to clean up its air pollution from traffic. More seriously, it shows an increasing institutional acceptance of hydrogen, helping to push the technology towards greater take-up.