Suzuki unveil fuel cell-powered wheelchair

Suzuki has unveiled a wheelchair powered by fuel cell technology that uses methanol as a fuel source.

Designed to be swift on its wheels, the wheelchair is fairly compact at 1200mm long, 650mm wide, and 1000mm tall. Its tank holds about 4 litres of fuel, which gives it a 25 mile range. Should you run out of methanol while you’re out, a backup battery will give you a little extra boost until you can refuel.

For safety, the wheelchair has armrests on either side, and the handlebars have been designed for a full steering lock with minimal effort. The seat is made of a “mesh type fabric”, which is supposed to provide extra comfort and good aeration.

Hopefully the wheelchair will make it out of Japan and into other markets.


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