Honda plans production version of FCX fuel cell concept

Making its North American debut at NAIAS after its unveiling at the Tokyo Motor Show just four months ago, Autoblog's Erin Mays reports that the extreme cab-forward FCX hydrogen fuel cell concept is now set for production.

American Honda Motor announced at NAIAS Sunday that it will begin production in Japan of its next generation FCX hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in just three or four years. The production car is said to closely resemble the FCX concept vehicle shown above.

The design of the FCX makes the most of the packaging advantages of Honda's fuel cell powertrain, which allows designers a low floor, low center of gravity, and plenty of cabin space.

More after the jump.

Honda's V Flow fuel cell stack fits within the car's central tunnel and puts out 100kw of power. The powertrain features three motors, one in the front and a smaller unit in each rear wheel. The concept car can store sufficient hydrogen to give a cruising range of 350 miles.

The FCX concept is intended to be paired with the Home Energy Station, a residential energy system that supplies hydrogen fuel for the vehicle, as well as heat and electricity for the home.

Complete information on the FCX concept is available here.
[Source: American Honda]

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