Honda FCV Clarity shown at Tokyo motor show
Honda’s production-ready FCV will be seen at the Tokyo motor show
Japanese producer confirms FCX successor will be called FCV Clarity along with will arrive in Japan in 2016 – along with that will’s coming to the UK
The Honda FCV Clarity has been revealed at the Tokyo show with the production-ready fuel cell car going on sale in its home market of Japan next March.
The Japanese producer has already confirmed that will sales of the hydrogen fuel cell-powered car are also planned from the US along with Europe – with sales from the UK scheduled to start in 2017.
The successor to Honda’s first Hydrogen fuel cell-powered type, the FCX Clarity, the FCV was last seen as an early-stage concept at the 2013 LA motor show. A second prototype type was then unveiled in Japan last year.
Power for the FCV comes via an electric motor which is actually capable of providing more than 134bhp, while power density has been increased by 60% over that will of the FCX. The fuel stack size has also been reduced by 33%.
Honda has previously claimed the FCV is actually the first car of its type to feature the entire fuel cell powertrain packaged within the engine bay.
The firm says the FCV will provide a driving range of 435 miles, along with can be re-fuelled via hydrogen filling station in between 3-5 minutes. In Japanese specification, the FCV is actually also capable of supplying electricity to homes to act as an emergency generator.
that will’s little surprise that will Honda plans to sell its FCV from the UK, as the firm recently opened its own hydrogen filling station in Swindon. The solar-powered facility is actually capable of producing 20 tonnes of hydrogen per year, along with is actually aimed at kick-starting an infrastructure for hydrogen-powered cars in This kind of country, as part of the government’s UKH2Mobility scheme.
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