WORLD PREMIER OF HONDA FCV CONCEPT

| 2014-11-17 | 0 Comments

Honda unveiled a concept car for an all-new fuel-cell vehicle, the Honda FCV Concept (FCV) and the Honda Power Exporter Concept, a concept model for an external power feeding device that enables AC power output from the FCV with maximum output of 9 kW.

Honda_FCV_Concept_1The Honda FCV Concept is a concept car for Honda’s next-generation FCV, a successor model to the FCX Clarity. The all-new FCV production model that will be based on this concept is scheduled to go on sale in Japan by the end of March 2016 and subsequently in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to the FCV and external power feeding device, Honda will further promote the application of the Smart Hydrogen Station (SHS) – a packaged hydrogen station unit that adopts Honda’s original high-differential-pressure electrolyser.

Honda_FCV_Concept_2The newly-developed fuel-cell stack installed to this concept car is 33% smaller than the previous fuel-cell stack and yet achieves output of more than 100 kW and output density as high as 3.1 kW/L, improving the overall performance by approximately 60% compared to the previous version of the fuel-cell stack. The Honda FCV Concept is also equipped with a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen storage tank that provides a cruising range of more than 700 km. The tank can be refilled in approximately three minutes, making refuelling as quick and easy as today’s gasoline vehicles.

Honda_FCV_Concept_3Furthermore, the Honda FCV Concept features an external power feeding function, which underwent a large number of verification tests with the FCX Clarity. When combined with an external power feeding device, this FCV can function as a small-sized mobile power plant that generates and provides electricity to the community in times of disaster or other events.

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