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Japanese manufacturer to bring hydrogen fuel-cell-powered cars to market by the end of the decade
Lewis Kingston
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1 min read
23 May 2015

Honda is planning to mass-produce hydrogen fuel cell cars by 2020.

The Japanese manufacturer's FCV was revealed at the Geneva motor show in March and was described as a late-stage concept.

“It’s relatively close to the production car,” said Thomas Brachmann, head of powertrain development at Honda. “We may need to revise some body parts, but it’s very close.”

Brachmann wouldn’t be drawn on how many FCVs the firm intended to produce but said it didn’t want to distribute just 250 to 1000 cars a year.

There are hurdles still to be overcome, such as the infrastructure required to refuel the cars, but Honda believes the technology has its place. “Norway, for example, was focusing on electric cars two years ago, but now they want something with a longer range,” said Brachmann.

The zero-emissions FCV has a range of about 300 miles and be refuelled in five minutes, but Brachmann estimates that it will be 10 to 15 years before the technology is widely accepted.

“This is likely unless we change the marketing strategy and also society, in which case it might be faster,” he said. “But we are prepared to have a wide powertrain mix over time until everyone appreciates and accepts fuel cell electric vehicles.”

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gigglebug 26 May 2015

@XXXX

Oi thick shit who can't even read properly. Where have you disappeared too? Ah yeah, that's right. You've been put in your place haven't you! You just need to stay there now don't you XXXX, keep away from those who who have the ability too understand simple premises which are still way above your intellect!
xxxx 17 September 2019

@giggleknob

gigglebug wrote:

Oi thick shit who can't even read properly. Where have you disappeared too? Ah yeah, that's right. You've been put in your place haven't you! You just need to stay there now don't you XXXX, keep away from those who who have the ability too understand simple premises which are still way above your intellect!

I've never disappeared, you could never put me in my place. Anyhow it's nearly 2020 care to admit you're the knob now!!

xxxx 24 May 2015

at giggleknob

As you don't like my comments about the running costs etc then why not come up with a counter argument, otherwise you're just showing how ignorant you are. You're either a hydrogen fan boy who I've offended in the past and are on sad journey of revenge or a troll, either way go back in your little hole. If you think my pro stance on the plug-in is classic car stuff you're more stupid they even I thought!
gigglebug 24 May 2015

xxxx wrote: As you don't like

xxxx wrote:

As you don't like my comments about the running costs etc then why not come up with a counter argument, otherwise you're just showing how ignorant you are. You're either a hydrogen fan boy who I've offended in the past and are on sad journey of revenge or a troll, either way go back in your little hole. If you think my pro stance on the plug-in is classic car stuff you're more stupid they even I thought!

Can you not even read properly XXXX!? Where in my post does it say anything about the running costs?? I questioned your ability to realize that a new form of fueling will always initially be hampered by it's supply network, I would expect a 5 year old to have been able to understand it! If your going to assume that anyone who questions you is either a fan boy or a troll then you've got too higher of an opinion of yourself, anybody with semi intelligence can pick holes in what you say and will point it out to you!! And your trying to make out I'm stupid!!!

fadyady 23 May 2015

Right on

The promise of fast fuelling and a petrol like range are rather attractive propositions. Honda has been at the forefront of the hydrogen technology and one of the first to offer production H cars. Electric and hydrogen cars can exist side by side just as petrol and diesel do today.