Collaboration with Kawasaki will, “Speed Up the Development of Hydrogen Engines for Cars and Bikes Alike”
Kawasaki's H2/H2R. Media sourced from Kawasaki.
Toyota‘s partnered up with Kawasaki to create a hydrogen heart for our industry – and based on the success of the demo, they’re knocking it out of the park.
According to a report from Japan News, Toyota’s already got the pot started on hydrogen engines, having successfully demonstrated their new hydrogen-powered off-road car at the Mobility Resort Motegi circuit in Tochigi Prefecture.
Driven by none other than Toyota President Akio Toyoda himself, the vehicle’s output has purportedly, “surpassed that of gasoline-powered vehicles in the same class.”
We’re also told the car’s engine has been modified to be put in a Kawi motorcycle.
Care to guess which one?
“[It’s] a modified version of an engine for the Ninja H2,” explains the report.
“The company has installed the unit in four-wheeled vehicles sold by [Kawasaki North America] and other markets.”
“Parts and other components are the same as those used in the hydrogen-powered Toyota Corolla.”
The stride towards hydrogen power come hand-in-hand with a fine-print message for the government, too: