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Honda FCEV hydrogen Concept teased for Los Angeles Auto Show

Mon, 11 Nov 2013

Honda FCEV hydrogen Concept teased for Los Angeles Auto Show

Car makers are all starting to vie for a piece of the hydrogen-powered market for road cars that is starting to develop, and Honda is now joining the fray with the Honda FCEV Concept. The Toyota FCV has already been revealed as debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show and now Honda are in on the act with their own FCEV heading for a debut at Los Angeles later this month.

Honda say the FCEV Concept previews a 2015 production model for the US and Japan – and other markets later – and comes more than a decade after Honda first started leasing hydrogen fuel cell cars to a handful of fleet users.

Despite a decade of trying to get some sort of traction for fuel cell cars, Honda admits there are only around two dozen hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity cars on the road, but the production version fo this FCEV Concept should move things on dramatically.

Mike Accavitti, Honda’s man in the US, said:

The Honda FCEV Concept demonstrates the company’s vision for the future of personal mobility and our commitment to developing advanced alternative fuel vehicles.

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.

Let’s hope he’s right, and that FCEVs become properly affordable and a refuelling infrastructure develops quickly enough for sales to gain momentum.

By Cars UK