2015 Honda FCEV Release Date
Very similar to the 2015 Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle, Honda debuted its version of the fuel cell electric vehicle at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on November 20, 2013. The prototype displayed had an extremely impressive, futuristic body and just looking at it gets us excited for the possibilities. And with fast-paced release set for the Toyota FCV, the 2015 Honda FCEV release date has been rumored to launch in the US and Japan sometime in 2015; a more specific date hasn’t been announced yet.
While once again specific numbers haven’t yet been released, there are a few key details that have come about that are very impressive. It will relocate several of the big items to better accommodate space within the vehicle, allowing seating for up to five passengers which is a big increase over previous attempts at a fuel cell vehicle. A 30% smaller fuel cell offers more improvements over previous models, helping with the rearrangement of space and also offering higher power output. It is also said that Honda is targeting over 483 kilometers for a distance range, while also moving the refueling time to under five minutes, both of which also offer up improvements over the FCX Clarity.
Fuel cell vehicles operate utilizing different mechanics than a gas powered vehicle. They utilize four main components, a hydrogen tank, fuel cell stack, electric motor and battery. The hydrogen tank is where the gas is stored, and it is then pushed into the fuel cell stack where it combines with oxygen to produce the electricity that powers the battery and electric motor. The method works just as quickly as a regular gas car, and is much better for the environment as the only emission the car creates is water vapor. We hope that the 2015 release date is accurate, because we can’t wait to get our hands on this piece of the future.