The Metropolitan Police Service is helping reduce harmful emissions in London’s air by launching a trial to test hydrogen powered scooters.
In line with the Mayor of London’s work to tackle London’s toxic air, the Met’s Fleet Services will, from Monday, 4 September, trial seven Suzuki ‘Burgman Fuel Cell’, zero emission hydrogen scooters as part of our operational capability.
The trial will last for 18 months and will enable us to assess their suitability for the various roles the scooters could perform. On a broader scale, it will help us to understand where this clean technology could be adopted across the fleet in the future.
The hydrogen fuel cell scooters will be used by Police Community Support Officers within the Roads and Transport Policing Command and will be based at Alperton Deployment Centre.
The trial is being run at no cost to the Met, with the loan of the vehicles from Suzuki Motor Corporation.