Honda FCX (2006)
Have you ever had to roll up your windows to keep from choking on the exhaust from an older car in front of you? Did you wish that car was a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) like the extraordinary Honda FCX Clarity?
The only emission that the FCX Clarity produces is water vapor. That's because revolutionary technology allows the FCX Clarity to power its motor with electricity generated from a hydrogen-oxygen chemical reaction. With a maximum output of 134 horsepower and 189 lb.-ft. of torque, the FCX Clarity has responsive acceleration that is ideal for city driving. Plus, the FCX Clarity is practical for a wide range of typical daily driving trips in today's world.
In July 2002, Honda's FCX was certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), making it the first and only fuel-cell car in history to be approved for commercial use. CARB and the EPA have also certified the FCX as a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV), Tier-2 Bin 1 the lowest possible national emission rating.
In December 2002, the city of Los Angeles began leasing the first of five Honda FCX models, which are now used in normal, everyday activities by city officials. And as the official pace car of the L.A. Marathon from 2001 to 2007, the FCX has proudly served in some not-so-everyday activities as well.
While the 2005 Honda FCX was our second-generation fuel-cell vehicle (FCV), it was the first to be powered by a Honda-designed and manufactured fuel-cell stack. And it was certified by both the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for commercial use. The 2005 FCX achieved a nearly 20-percent improvement in its EPA fuel economy rating and a 33-percent gain in peak power (107 hp vs. 80 hp) compared to the 2004 FCX.
|Honda FCX (Honda ZC2) |
|Engine/Motor ||AC synchronous electric motor (permanent magnet)|
|Motor: Power output ||80 kw|
|Fuel cell stack: Power output ||86 kw|
|Tank capacity ||66+88 (156.6)|
|0-100 km ||--|
|Top speed ||--|
|Range ||160 miles|