Suzuki Motor Corporation has been engaging in various tasks to apply a wide range of innovative technologies to compact vehicles as a part of our strategy of challenging new activities focused on preserving the global environment.
"Today, we are pleased to introduce one of our ecological proposals a new compact EV (Electric Vehicle), the "Covie". Full of fun ideas and utilities, the "Covie" focuses on the active link with Information Technologies that will beestablished for household and electric appliances in the future."
The "Covie" is a short-distance transportation vehicle intended for daily use, targeting global markets. It has been developed with a minimum-sized body that still accommodates two adults comfortably. The charging system of the"Covie" is the "Home Fuel Cell Generating System" developed by General Motors Corporation. The system generates power by separating hydrogen from natural gas supplied to individual households. Suzuki believes that thecombination of EV and this "Home Fuel Cell Generating System" will offer the most efficient solution at present for a compact short-distance transportation vehicle. We are pleased to present the "Covie" as a new approach toincorporate environmentally friendly fuel cell technology into automobiles. Suzuki is determined to proceed step by step to explore the full potential and various possibilities of compact vehicles, utilizing original and flexible approaches.