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Honda Opts for Higher Pressure Hydrogen

November 24, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Better Range, Lower Cost, 10,000-psi Fuel Pressure

Honda has begun work on its next generation fuel cell vehicle, with an early decision to go with 10,000-psi/700-bar hydrogen fuel storage on the new vehicle.

Longtime Honda fuel cell (and CNG) driver Jon Spallino fuels his leased FCX Clarity at the Toyota-hosted, Air Product pipeline-fed Shell hydrogen station in Torrance, Calif.

Lower cost and better range are the design priorities for the successor to the FCX Clarity, which is to be ready by “mid-decade.” The current car has a single-fill range of about 240 miles with 5,000-psi fuel storage.

No word yet on whether Honda will stick with the current Clarity’s star garnet (deep red) color.

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Source: American Honda filing with CARB, Fleets & Fuels follow-up



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