Amongst Honda's electric concept models displayed at the 2018 Auto Expo, the company's most advanced Zero Emission Vehicle was also present. Yes, we are talking about the Clarity Fuel Cell, which was developed by the Japanese automaker in a bid to focus on hydrogen as a possible solution for issues like global warming and depletion of fossil fuels. Take a look at this vehicle at the biennial event.
The iteration of the Clarity fuel cell vehicle (FCV) features a smaller fuel cell stack than its predecessor FCX Clarity, still boasting of a range of 750km.
This hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell stack generates electricity, while the Fuel Cell Voltage Converter Unit converts it and stores it in a lithium-ion battery pack.
With the drive motor delivering up to 170bhp (130kW) of power and 300Nm of torque, the fuel cell stack provides more electricity to the drive motor, whenever more power is needed.
This FCV looks very futuristic and is underpinned by a high-strength bespoke chassis. It is 4,915mm long, 1,480mm tall and 1,875mm wide, with a ground clearance of 135mm and a wheelbase of 2,750mm.
There are two hydrogen storage tanks. The 117 litre main tank lies under the storage space and the 24 litre secondary tank is below the rear seats.
Honda leases out the Clarity FCV in Japan and doesn't plan to give it on lease in India. So we are not expecting the carmaker to launch it for the Indian market anytime soon.