Honda is to step up development of its next-generation fuel cell technology and move testing to Europe
Jim Holder
21 September 2012

Honda will test its next generation hydrogen fuel cell in Europe from 2015, president Takanobu Ito has confirmed.

Previously, Honda has only tested its hydrogen fuel cell car, the FCX Clarity, in the USA and Japan, but the decision to move testing to Europe with the next generation car has been made in order to step up the technology's development according to Ito.

"We consider fuel cell to be the ultimate environmentally friendly vehicle, and it is an area where we have been leading the industry in R&D," said Ito. "The new fuel cell vehicle will further showcase technical advancement and significant cost reduction that Honda has accomplished."

Honda pioneered fuel cell research more than 20 years ago, running an adapted Honda Odyssey. Yoshiharu Yamamoto, board member for R&D, said: "We are fully aware that, even with this evolution of technology, it will take time before fuel cell technology is deployed. But if people want the freedom of mobility in the future, then we believe this is the best solution. That is why we keep pushing the development."

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21 September 2012

by the time they get hydrogen cars working everyone will be driving Battery/range extender cars and using so little petrol there be no point in anything else. Hydrogen has been failing for so long it's become a joke. Even BMW and the Daily Telegrapgh are keeping quite now.

At the Olmypics the Hydrogen taxis's had go on the back of a flat bed truck to Swindon every time they needed filling then trucked back again, what a joke

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

22 September 2012

Fuell cells are one technology that origonated in the Space race and stayed there. Combustion seems far simpler

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