Honda has already announced their plans to make a production version of the fuel cell powered FCX concept available to the public in limited quantities starting in 2008. Now in an interview with Kyodo News in Japan, Honda President Takeo Fukui has stated that he expects that fuel cell cars will be widely available on the market within ten years after the launch of the FCX. In order to make the fuel cells widely available at an affordable price, Fukui says that they still need to reduce the amount of catalytic noble metals in the stack, improve hydrogen storage, and reduce the cost and increase the availability of hydrogen production. The cost of the cars would have to come down to about one tenth of where they are today.

[Source: Kyodo News - subscription req'd]


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