While Honda presented its new generation of concept cars with fuel cell drives last November in Tokyo, this year in Geneva they showed their concept FCV for the first time.

This car, with its audacious and futuristic design, is a new step in Honda's drive testing program. They have completely redesigned the drivetrain with a smaller fuel cell, in comparison to its predecessor, the Honda FCV Clarity.

Not only is the fuel cell a third smaller, it also enables greater recuperation, so that it can drive the 100 kW electric motor. The concept will be ready for small series production within a year. Honda is developing a design that provides more interior space, including seating for five adults. If the car seems more user-friendly, the fuel cell drive will be even more welcome. The new Honda FCV's fuel tank will provide a range of up to 700 km, and it can be charged in three minutes, so filling this type of car will be equivalent to the current ones driven by oil derivatives.

Feb. 15, 2015 Driving

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