IWATA, January 25, 2024
- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) is pleased to announce that Yamaha Golf-Car Company (YGC), a consolidated subsidiary of the Yamaha Motor Corporation that also sells golf cars in the United States, developed a hydrogen powered engine golf car concept model, the DRIVE H2. The concept model is the first of its kind and is currently on display at the PGA Show* in Orlando, Florida, one of the golf industry's largest events.
The DRIVE H2 is based on Yamaha's DRIVE2 CONCIERGE4, a four-seater golf car sold mainly in the United States, but also around the world. Hydrogen engines are internal combustion engines that can make use of existing technologies and at the same time do not emit CO2 during the combustion process. For this reason, Yamaha is conducting research and development of this technology as it has the potential to achieve both the continued use of internal combustion engines and decarbonization.
DRIVE H2 is equipped with two high-pressure hydrogen tanks (25L each) positioned under the driver's seat and on the back of the rear seat.
To date, Yamaha has announced concept models equipped with hydrogen engines, including generators and ROVs, and now the DRIVE H2. By exhibiting at this event, Yamaha promotes its efforts toward achieving decarbonization.*The show is sponsored by the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) of America and is the most meaningful rallying point of the year for the business of golf. PGA of America Golf Professionals and industry leaders form a dynamic international community to network and test the newest products, programs and ideas to inspire innovation, create solutions, and build business and passion for the game. The event is held every January and remains a trade-only event, not open to the public from January 24 to 26.