The introduction of the latest high-end green technologies is the latest fad among international motor shows recently. The car industry answers to the call for global awareness to fight global warming and climate change. Many auto makers including Suzuki are more focused now in developing eco-friendly engines and vehicles. Some of these technologies were presented this year in Geneva and UK.
Suzuki Crosscage: The Hydrogen-Powered Motorcycle
The tie up between Suzuki Motor Company and UK's Intelligent Energy paved the way to the development of this sleek, flashy, and most of all, environmental friendly motorcycle-the Suzuki Crosscage. This motorcycle is equipped with air-cooled fuel cell and a lithium ion battery. It runs swiftly and smoothly without consuming too much energy and without releasing a lot of exhaust fumes that are harmful to human health and the environment. This prototype was first showcased in the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show.
The Suzuki G70 Concept Car
The newly incorporated designs in the G70 prototype are engineered to create a car that is compact and light-weight. Compact vehicles can run faster and since their weight is lighter, they do not use up too much fuel. Suzuki aims to produce more cars of this type and the G70 concept car is just the beginning.
The Suzuki Swift Range Extender
Just like the G70 prototype, the Swift Range Extender's design is sleek and small. This car uses an engine0drive generator that enhances the range and speed of the car when it is using the standard, fully charged battery. Another feature that differentiates the Swift Range Extender from the other electrical cars is its fast-charging-lithium-ion batteries. These special types of batteries are way lighter and cheaper than the others. This car and the G70 were both presented by Suzuki in the Geneva Motor Show this year.
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi Ecocharge
The Kizashi Ecocharge is an output hybrid type of car. This is run by a 2.o-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. Suzuki's goal for making this car is to improve the fuel consumption of future vehicles. Other fuel-saving techniques that Kizashi use are regenerative braking, fuel cut-off when the car is slowing down, and automatic shut-off of the engine when the car stops. The wheels mounted to it are made of very light aluminum, thus decreasing the overall weight of the vehicle.
All the latest car and motorcycle models from Suzuki are geared to become compact for that is the best way to make them run faster without using too much gas. Vehicles like these can be the answer to the continuous oil price hike and limited oil reserves.