A sleekly-styled Honda FCEV Concept, was revealed this week, which is anticipated to launch in the U.S. and Japan in 2015.
The concept car expresses a potential styling direction and is Honda’s next generation fuel cellelectric vehicle. It will feature the world’s first application of a fuel-cell powertrain packaged completely in the engine room of the vehicle.
Significant technological advancements to the fuel-cell stack have yielded more than a 60 percent increase in power density while reducing the size of the stack by 33 percent compared to the FCX Clarity. It is anticipated to deliver a driving range of more than 300 miles with quick refuelling of about three minutes at a pressure of 70 MPa.
Showcasing exciting and modern styling, the Honda FCEV Concept features sweeping character lines underscored by an ultra-aerodynamic body. The Honda FCEV Concept will also deliver ample passenger space and seating for five passengers.
Honda has led the industry for nearly two decades in the development and deployment of fuelcell technology through extensive real world testing, including the first government fleet deployment and retail customer leasing programme.
The car manufacturer has made significant technological advancements in fuel-cell stack operation in both hot and cold weather, meeting stringent emissions requirements and safety regulations since the introduction of its first generation fuel-cell vehicle, the FCX in 2002.