Honda Presents Its All-new Fuel-cell Car: Honda FCV Concept
Obviously Honda wants to keep its position among the headliners by presenting its concept car titled Honda's FCV Concept. The competition between Honda and Toyota to establish a revolutionary fuel cell technology promises some very good outcomes. If you remember, just yesterday Toyota presented its first ground-breaking environmentally-friendly Toyota ‘Mirai' and only couple of hours later, Honda unveiled its all-new fuel-cell vehicle as well.
With its new development, Honda is seeking to establish or at least become closer to a CO2 -free society. One of the main factors that prompts the manufacturer to continue its progress in this area is the fact that Honda sees hydrogen as a high-potential, next-generation energy carrier since hydrogen can be generated from various energy sources and is easy to store.
The recently-developed fuel-cell stack used on this concept car is 33% smaller than the previous fuel-cell stack. Nevertheless, it is able to achieve an output of more than 100 kW and output density as high as 3.1 kW/L which improves the overall performance by approximately 60% compared to the previous version of the fuel-cell stack.
The FCV Concept car is FCV is more than just environmentally responsible. The electricity that is produced through the chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen is used by the car as a power source for the motor. Moreover, the Honda FCV Concept is equipped with a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen storage tank that provides a cruising range of more than 700 km. The tank can be easily refilled in only three minutes.
The all-new FCV production concept model is set to go on sale in Japan by the end of March 2016 and respectfully in the U.S. and Europe.