Latest Honda fuel-cell is go
26 September 2006

Just because petrol prices are lower than they've been in six months doesn't mean we can forget about alternative fuels, and Honda's been busy on its latest fuel-cell vehicle.

It's still at least a couple of years away from being ready for production in even limited numbers, but on Monday (25 September) Honda gave a demonstration run of the new FCX fuel-cell car.

Honda has already been trialling fuel-cell vehicles, with around 15 original FCXs worldwide leased out to carefully selected owners. Unlike that car, which is essentially a supermini, the new FCX is a full four-seater, based on the concept shown at the 2005 Tokyo motor show.

The new car is made possible by a new fuel cell that is more efficient, more compact and lighter. It is backed up by a lithium-ion battery. We can't tell you how it works (it's very, very complicated), but we do know it involves water. For the moment, we're sticking with unleaded.

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