Honda reveals its new FCV fuel-cell vehicle

05/03/2015 09:40

Honda reveals its new FCV fuel-cell vehicle

Honda reveals its new FCV fuel-cell vehicle

Honda unveiled its all-new fuel-cell concept car - the FCV - at the 85th Geneva Motor Show.

Alongside the new FCV, the Japanese carmaker also revealed a new Power Exporter Concept - a model for an external power-feeding device, which enables AC power output from the FCV with maximum output of 9 kW.

Striving to make a contribution to the forthcoming 'hydrogen energy society', in addition to the FCV and its external power-feeding device, Honda is further promoting the application of the Smart Hydrogen Station (SHS) - a packaged hydrogen station unit that adopts Honda's original high-differential-pressure electrolyser.

In the view of hydrogen being the next-generation energy carrier, Honda has been positioning the FCV - which uses electricity generated through the chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen as a power source for the motor  as the ultimate environmentally responsible vehicle and taking a proactive approach to the research and development of FCVs since the late 1980s.

The production model of the new FCV that will be based on this concept is scheduled to go on sale in Europe towards the end of 2016.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert

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