After unveiling it in concept form late last year, Honda has unveiled the FCV hydrogen vehicle at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. This futuristic model is the long-awaited successor to Honda’s fuel cell FCX Clarity family car.
Honda says they have made considerable efforts in improving the FCV’s performance and reducing running costs over the FCX Clarity. The new fuel cell stack installed in the FCV is 33 per cent smaller than the one found in the FCX Clarity and yet, the overall performance is claimed to have improved by 60 per cent.
The FCV’s hydrogen-electric powertrain includes a high-pressure hydrogen storage tank that provides a driving range of more than 700km. Like the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle, refuelling process in this Honda is as quick and easy as the existing petrol and diesel vehicles.
The FCV is expected to go on sale in Japan by the end of March 2016 and subsequently in the US and Europe.