‘Teaser’ Sketch Released in Advance of Los Angeles Auto Show
Honda has released a “teaser” sketch of the new hydrogen fuel cell car it plans to unveil at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. “The concept model expresses a potential styling direction for Honda’s next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) launching in the U.S and Japan in 2015 and later in Europe,” the automaker said.
Honda said one year ago that the successor to its FCX Clarity fuel cell car will, like most of the competition, have 10,000-psi (700 bar) hydrogen fuel storage (F&F, November 24, 2012). The current Clarity has a 350 bar tank.
Honda earlier this year announced a collaborative effort with GM “to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies, aiming for the 2020 time frame” (F&F, July 2).
About two dozen FCX Clarity cars, with Honda-developed batteries and fuel cells, have been leased.
‘The Future of Personal Mobility’
“The Honda FCEV Concept demonstrates the company’s vision for the future of personal mobility and our commitment to developing advanced alternative fuel vehicles,” American Honda senior VP Mike Accavitti said in a release.
“As we work toward the introduction of our next-generation fuel-cell vehicle in 2015, our long-term experience with fuel-cell technologies will help us pave a way towards a zero-emissions future,” Accavitti said.
The Honda FCEV Concept reveal has been scheduled for 1:35pm at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20. The show runs November 19-December 1 with public days commencing November 22.
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