In a recent interview, Honda
President Takeo Fukui said that he fully expects to offer a fuel-cell Honda by 2018. Nissan
has already gone on record as saying they plan to have a fuel-cell vehicle on the road by the early 2010s. So that might seem like a long way off, especially considering the FCX Concept
that AB Green drove will be doing real world testing by 2008, but production and storage of hydrogen
are still huge obstacles to making fuel-cell vehicles practical. The Kyodo News agency also said Fukui implied that Honda's research showed that the price would have to be less than about 10 million yen ($84,000) to make it palatable to buyers. Well, we'd have to agree with that, but might add that it would have to be WAY less than that figure.
[Source: Detroit News]