Every auto manufacturer is going green in their own way and automotive companies are adapting by using alternate fuel or electric power to show their contribution to make the world a better place. The UK’s Metropolitan Police are also showing their love for a greener world and reduce toxic emissions by testing out about seven hydrogen powered Suzuki Burgmans. This began on September 4th, Monday and these bikes will be in the rounds and will continue to be so for the next 18 months. In this time, the Metropolitan Police in the UK will test how suitable the scooters are for their everyday usage and check their reliability.
Police community support officers in the Roads and Transport Policing Command department will be using these scooters for their commutes. These support officers will be based at Alperton Deployment Centre. The police department does keep travelling quite a bit and being one of the largest police service, which is the Roads and Transport Policing Command department, they aim to make the hydrogen powered scooters ready for deployment through this test.
This will help the officers test this technology along with Suzuki’s help and understand the possible challenges before deployment, address them and get them on the road to have a greener environment free of emissions.
Suzuki was kind enough to loan these scooters to the Metropolitan Police at no extra cost. The maintenance costs are also non-existent as it is being partially funded by Advanced Propulsion Centre. This will help the police department test the technology without incurring too much of costs while the trials go through.
Deploying these hydrogen powered scooters is a huge leap forward as technology is now the forefront of innovation. If this trial turns out to be successful, it is very likely that the Metropolitan Police fleet will replace most if not all of the commute vehicles to hydrogen powered ones.