In 2015, on January 12, Honda
will debut their Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) Concept in North America at the 2015
North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Honda FCV Concept made its
world debut in Japan on November 17, 2014. Honda soon afterwards had announced
that they will also provide FirstElement Fuel with $13.8 million in financial
assistance to build additional hydrogen refueling stations throughout the state
of California in an effort to support the wider introduction of fuel-cell
The original FCX became the
first EPA- and CARB-certified fuel-cell vehicle in July 2002. The FCX also was
the world’s first production fuel-cell vehicle, introduced to the U.S. and
Japan in December 2002. In 2008, Honda
was the first company in the world to manufacture and sell, the Honda FCX
Clarity, a fully hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicle. It was the world’s first
fuel cell vehicle to go on sale in Japan and California, US.
Honda is now planning to
launch their latest FCV in the US and Japan by March 2016. Honda’s FCV concept
showcases the styling evolution of Honda’s next fuel-cell vehicle and gives a
hint of what is to come in the future of motoring. Next-generation Honda FCV is
intended to provide significant gains in packaging, interior space, cost
reduction and real-world performance, including an anticipated driving range in
excess of 300-miles.
As the next progression in
Honda’s dynamic FCV styling, the Honda FCV Concept features a low and wide aerodynamic
body. The interior strives to achieve harmony between man and machine by taking
advantage of new powertrain packaging efficiencies delivering even greater
passenger space than the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, including seating
for up to five people.
“Blue Skies for our Children”
the vision Honda is basing their future concepts on to reduce the environmental
impact of its products with advancing fuel efficiency, low emissions with
uncompromised performance with new powertrain technologies from its Earth
alternative-fuel vehicle lineup includes the Fit EV, Civic Hybrid, the CR-Z
sport hybrid coupe and the Accord Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient 5-passenger
sedan in America, as well as the Accord Plug-In Hybrid and the Civic Natural
Gas, the only dedicated natural gas-powered passenger car available from a
major automaker in America.
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