New battery-electric vehicle and new plug-in hybrid model by 2018 and further application of two- and three-motor hybrid systems, to join Honda’s U.S. lineup enabling Honda to continue to be a strong competitor in the alternative-fuels vehicle market. Together, these vehicles will offer significant volume enabling Honda to bring ultra-low carbon transportation to consumers in the U.S.
Honda FCV Concept demonstrates the styling evolution of the next-generation Honda fuel-cell vehicle, launching in 2016.
The Honda FCV Concept makes its North American debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show with U.S. availability of the production vehicle in 2016. In an effort to ensure Honda’s environmental vehicles remain strong competitors and provide a new sales-volume pillar, the company will offer several next-generation, advanced powertrain vehicles, including a new battery-electric model and plug-in hybrid model by 2018. Additionally, the company plans further application of its two- and three-motor hybrid systems in the years to come.
The Honda FCV Concept showcases the styling evolution of Honda’s next fuel-cell vehicle, anticipated to launch in the U.S. following its March 2016 introduction in Japan. The new Honda fuel-cell car will feature a spacious cabin with seating for five-passengers, a driving range estimated to be in excess of 300 miles, and an anticipated refueling time of approximately 3 minutes at a pressure of 70 MPa. Its fuel cell stack, which fits entirely within under the hood, is 33 percent smaller with a 60 percent increase in power density compared to the outgoing Honda FCX Clarity.
In addition to the all-new fuel-cell vehicle, by 2018 Honda will introduce several next-generation advanced powertrain vehicles that will leverage new Honda Earth Dreams Technology powertrains. These next-generation vehicles will build on Honda’s longstanding portfolio approach to advancing ultra-low carbon technologies for mobility and will include:
An all-new Honda plug-in hybrid model (PHEV)
An all-new Honda battery-electric vehicle (BEV)