The Honda FCX Clarity lease in Japan: hydrogen all!

Remember: Honda has started commercial production in limited edition of its FCX Clarity with hydrogen (sedan 4 places) in June 2008 at Honda Automobile New Model Center (see article).

In July 2008 the United States, the Japanese manufacturer has given the green light to its location: it announced that Annette Ballester and Ron Yerxa were the first customers in the world having taken delivery of the FCX Clarity at the Honda dealership in Santa Monica, one of the three concessions in Southern California (USA), which are part of the first network concessions vehicles with fuel cell (see article).

Honda FCX Clarity

After the United States, the self Comes to ecological Japan! Honda started today its location in the land of the rising sun: a first copy was given to the Ministry of Environment of Japan.

Small reminder: the Honda FCX Clarity has a fuel cell with hydrogen which makes V Flow of water vapor (technical characteristics: 134 hp, 256 Nm, 4 kg tank of hydrogen, autonomy of 435 km and top speed of 160 km/h). 200 FCX Clarity will be offered in long-term lease to individuals, departments and enterprises from 2008 to 2011 in the United States and Japan. The price: $ 600 per month over three years (see article). It is the first series of car running on hydrogen.

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This post was written by admin on November 29, 2008

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Honda FC Sport: Hydrogen Athletes

Honda fuel cell technology combined again with a sports outfit. At the LA Auto Show to show the Japanese FC sport a sporty three-seater with the technology of the FCX Clarity.
FCX Clarity
The Honda FC Sports should be an environmentally friendly, but powerful drive, with a lightweight chassis and a sporty driving dynamics combine.

The fuel cell FC sits between the rear seats, the electric motor in front of the rear axle and the batteries in the central subsoil. The hydrogen tanks for the place visible from outside their place on the rear axle. The compact groups will be summarized drive for a deep focus and also provide space for a spacious interior create.

Here the driver sits front center, behind the passenger’s side. Approach grant upwards pivoting doors.

The ultra-thin line of FC sports, mostly from organic materials was created in the Honda design center in North America under the leadership of Jason Wilbur.

To duck the FC forward with its ultra-deep overhang on the road. Large ventilation channels appear seemingly einzusaugen the asphalt. Together with the headlamps take the form of the Honda logo on.

FCX Clarity

FCX Clarity

The far-faceted glass front moves up through the roof into the long tail expiring. Among them is a diffuser wide, as the central locking wheels and the powerful disc brakes sporting claim of FC should emphasize sports.

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This post was written by admin on November 21, 2008

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Los Angeles Auto Show 2008: Kia Borrego FCEV concept

Vehicles with a fuel cell with hydrogen are the stars of green Motorshows worldwide. In the United States, the Los Angeles Auto Show is no exception: the manufacturer Kia will introduce its Kia Borrego FCEV (for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle). The American auto event will take place from 21 to 30 November 2008 (website: www.laautoshow.com).

Kia Borrego FCEV
The green SUV concept based on a model Borrego, has a fuel cell developed by the 4th generation Hyundai-Kia (154 hp, 115 kW) and a new battery Lithium-Ion Polymer. He then enjoys an autonomy of 820 km (510 miles) and can start in temperatures of -30o C. Not bad! As part of its testing program, Kia will put on the roads in 2010 a fleet of Kia Borrego FCEV. Clarification: California is developing a network of hydrogen fueling (see article).

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This post was written by admin on November 16, 2008

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An electric quadricycle the Italian Ducati Energia Free the Duck

Small electric quadricycles have not finished surprising us! The Italian Ducati Energia, which specializes in electronic components, has launched an electric quadricycle called Free Duck. It is equipped with two engines 2 kW placed in its rear wheels and 8 lead batteries (12V – 42Ah). It then displays a range of 50 km. Its peak speed is 45 km/h. It can carry up to 200 kg of goods.
Free Duck
The Ducati Energia Free Duck is also available in hybrid version rechargeable: it then has a heat engine that takes over when the batteries are discharged: it enjoys an autonomy up to 200 km. It was built in Bologna (Italy) and was introduced into the Italian market. Its price 6 000 euros HT for the electric model and 7 000 HT for that hybrid. Ducati Energia has not yet specified if ecological landing gear that one day in France. Thus Listmania!

Free Duck

Free Duck

Clarification: the structure of the Free Duck is also compatible with future developments relating to the use of alternative fuels (natural gas, LPG, methane) or with the use of new technologies such as fuel cell with hydrogen.

(Photo Source: DUCATI Energia, AVEM)

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This post was written by admin on November 13, 2008

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Hymer with fuel cell

Hymer

By Jan Kretz Man With the motorhome for weeks in the wild and are still unable to electrical forgo comfort on board – a fuel cell makes it possible. The EFOY cell ( “Energy For You”) of the firm SFC replaces the conventional gasoline or diesel generator in camping vans. Fuel serves as methanol, an alcohol, the increasingly from renewable raw materials such as biomass or waste can be won. The fuel cell works in a similar attempt in a drive vehicles used hydrogen cells by oxygen intake arises from a “cold combustion” in the electricity out of the board of Battery A mobile camper feeds. The trick: The cell works also completely silent and emission-free, as the only “exhaust” is only a little water vapor, which led to the outside.

The manufacturer SFC offers for travel mobile fuel cells in four different power levels – depending on the size of the vehicle and power. Heating, lighting, music system – even for large appliances such as electric hair dryer’s power is sufficient. A “tank” with ten liters of methanol supply the motorhome up to four weeks with electricity. The methanol cartridges can have a Europe-wide network of existing dealers may be paid. The handy EFOY cells only weigh about seven kilograms and with a bit of skill can even be installed and connected.

Hymer
The fuel cell in the suitcase format (left) is associated with methanol tank (right) in the space of the motorhome installed

Prices vary depending on the power between approximately 1900 to 3800 euros. Installed as standard are the mini-power plants already in some manufacturer’s Wohmobilen Rapido SAS, in the Hymer S-Class “is the fuel cell as an optional accessory.

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This post was written by admin on November 12, 2008

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