Asia Pacific Fuel Cell Technologies (APFCT) has announced that one of the fuel cell scooters in its demonstration fleet has become the first to complete 15,000 km on the road.

The ten scooter fleet is being tested in the Demonstration and Verification Program of Hydrogen Energy Industry, sponsored by the Bureau of Energy, Taiwan. Under this, six scooters are allocated to an on-road test drive of 5,000 km. One scooter was durability tested for 5,000 km by the Taiwan Automotive Research and Testing Center (ARTC), which was completed in October of this year. The remaining three scooters must each complete 15,000 km on the road; the second scooter is expected to reach the target this week. The project will be complete in January 2012.

APFCT’s Zero Emission fuel cell Scooter (ZES) is being developed for commercial sale, primarily in Asia. A deal to develop a commercial canister refuelling system using Acta’s electrolyser stack technology was announced earlier this month (see our news story).