The future propulsion of the automobile is a subject of quite some debate. Will our cars still be powered by petrol or diesel in 30 years time? Hybrids or fully electric? Then there is hydrogen… Just days ago Toyota announced that they wanted to be first to the market with a hydrogen powered car in 2015. Today Honda have said that they shall do the same. Let the battle of the Japanese hydrogen superpowers commence.
To make its debut at the LA motor show, the Honda FCEV Concept is, like the Toyota, driven by electric motors that are powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The car will be launched in Japan and America in 2015 with a European introduction soon after. Honda says “our long-term experience with fuel-cell technologies will help us pave the way towards a zero-emissions future.” The company have previous experience with hydrogen in the form of the FCX Clarity.