October 25, 2007

Honda’s next-generation hydrogen vehicle will debut at Los Angeles show

Honda FCX
Honda FCX. Click image to enlarge

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Torrance, California – Honda’s next-generation hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 14.

Based on the FCX Concept that has been tested at multiple events over the past year, the all-new fuel cell vehicle will be marketed to fleet and retail customers in the U.S. and Japan, beginning in 2008.

The vehicle utilizes electricity generated by combining hydrogen and oxygen in a fuel cell stack, and electricity stored in its lithium-ion battery pack to power the vehicle’s electric motor. Honda says it is the first and only automaker with a fuel cell vehicle fully certified to meet all applicable U.S. federal government emissions and crash safety standards, and is the first and only to lease a fuel cell vehicle to an individual customer, with a second customer added in 2007.

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