It's no secret that Honda - even with a new and popular hybrid, the Insight, on the market - doesn't see a bright future for plug-in vehicles. Nope, the Japanese automaker is all about hydrogen, as the company's booth at the SAE World Congress made abundantly clear. There was an Insight on display, as were Honda's walking assist devices, but the main message was: here's how fuel cells work and here's why Honda will make them the right way. You can pretend you're on the scene by clicking through the gallery below.

One portion of the display, pictured above, had a little solar panel that used artificial light to electrolyze water. We're all fully aware of the problems with the coming hydrogen economy, but seeing the system work, even in miniature, makes Honda's decision to go heavy on the H seem a bit more reasonable.


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