After unveiling it in concept form late last year, Honda has shown the production version of the FCV fuel cell vehicle. This new model is set to debut at the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
The FCV is the successor to Honda’s famous FCX Clarity family car. The brand says it has made considerable efforts in improving the FCV’s performance and reducing running costs over the FCX Clarity. The new fuel cell stack installed to this concept car 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.
While Honda hasn’t made the powertrain official yet, the FCV is expected to come with 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.