Back at the L.A. Auto Show, witnesses were able to see the latest vehicle models and concepts from top manufacturers. While the event wowed the audience, there was one concept that stood out and promised to deliver for its 2015 models.
The Honda Fuel-Cell concept that debuted at the L.A. Auto Show may be the very future of the car manufacturer for its fuel-cell vehicles. During the launch, details of the concept were announced, including a potential styling for the eco-friendly vehicle.
The Honda Fuel-Cell concept car displays a whole range of improvements on its features compared to the Honda FCX Clarity, including better efficiency, power, design, and passenger space. With the powertrain fitting under its hood, the number of passengers on board has also improved. At the same time, developing more than 100kW from its fuel-cell stack has led the FCEV concept to reach a range of up to 300 miles.
More importantly, the concept car improves its charging time; as usual electric cars can take from 30 minutes to several hours. With a 70 MPa supply, the Honda Fuel-Cell Concept can fill up its hydrogen tanks within three minutes. However, the absence of a hydrogen infrastructure to recharge the FCEV, makes this a difficult. Hopefully, the agreement they made with General Motors on developing a fuel-cell network will become fully functional by 2020.
The Honda Fuel-Cell concept, by all means, is what its name suggests it to be: a concept. Its debut on a 2015 production car may mean that it can still alter its appearance. Stay tuned for more information about the FCEV through our Brannon Honda blog.