Honda FCV Concept: Debut in Detroit Auto Show


The Honda FCV is the next step above the Honda FCX Clarity.  Don’t recall the Clarity?  The vehicle was released years ago in a limited amount, running on hydrogen as a primary source of fuel.  Hydrogen was converted to electric power.  The car was able to provide 134 horsepower and 189 lb.-ft. of torque while providing 240 miles of range.

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As weird as it may sound, it provided 60 miles city, 60 miles highway, on 1 kilogram of compressed hydrogen.

The FCV Concept expands that range to 300 miles.

  • Honda FCV Concept demonstrates the exterior and interior styling evolution of the next-generation zero emissions Honda fuel-cell vehicle
  • 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

Honda is the leading manufacturer for fuel-cell vehicles for sale to the public.

Honda Fuel-Cell Vehicle Firsts:
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.

Additional highlights include:

  • The Honda FCX was the first fuel-cell vehicle to start and operate in sub-freezing temperatures (2003).
  • The FCX was the first fuel-cell vehicle leased to an individual customer (July 2005).
  • With the FCX Clarity, Honda was the first manufacturer to build and produce a dedicated fuel-cell vehicle on a production line specifically made for fuel-cell vehicles (2008).
  • Honda was the first manufacturer to create a fuel-cell vehicle dealer network (2008).

With the technological know-how, Honda provides an alternative to hybrid, diesel, or electric power.  Why should a car pollute the air in any way?  Why not power a car with an element the earth has in abundance in hydrogen?

Do you really want to wait for 30 minute charging times next to a Tesla supercharger?

A five minute wait time is much more manageable.  While the Tesla Model S provides tremendous acceleration, linear response, and great range, the lone downside is the wait time to charge a car, unless the driver charges from home.

Honda provides the best alternative.  Check it out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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