Honda has designed an all-new hydrogen-powered saloon, and it made its debut at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell runs entirely on hydrogen gas and has no tailpipe emissions. This vehicle will be on sale in the UK, with the first models appearing in Honda showrooms in 2017.
The last hydrogen car from Honda did not go on general sale, and was instead leased out to a few customers in California and Japan. This latest innovation in the hydrogen fuel industry will be much more widespread, with many units on sale in the UK. The design of the new fuel-cell vehicle will be based on the dynamic and futuristic FCEV concept which was on display at the 2014 LA Motor Show.
The enhanced hydrogen-electric powertrain promises to be extremely practical, with a range of 435 miles from one refuel. The power output is 134bhp, delivering a performance comparable to that of conventionally-powered saloon cars. These performance figures suggest that the Clarity Fuel Cell represents a practical alternative and could be widely adopted.
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