Hydrogen Motor

Honda FCX Clarity (2008-2009)

Currently there are more than twenty 2002 prototype-based, leased vehicles in the hands of customers in three different American states, including the state of New York, city of Las Vegas, Chula Vista, San Francisco and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Limited marketing of a latest fuel cell vehicle based on the 2007 concept model began in June 19, 2008 in United States and it will be introduced in Japan on November 2008. Honda believes it could start mass producing vehicles based on the FCX concept by the year 2018. --->more


Honda FCX Clarity
Engine/Motor Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)/td>
V Flow Fuel Cell Stack: Power output 100 kW
Electric Motor: Power output 134 hp
Torque 189 lb-ft @ 0 - 3,056 rpm
0-100 km --
Top speed -- km/h
-- mph
Range 280 miles

Honda FCX (2006)

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. --->more Honda 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)
Torque --
0-100 km --
Top speed --
Range 160 miles

Honda New FCX (2005)

American Honda today announced the lease of two 2005 Honda FCX fuel cell vehicles to the state of New York, the first state customer for Honda fuel cell technology and the first customer for a fuel cell vehicle in the Northeastern U.S. The 2005 FCX is powered by Honda's originally developed fuel cell stack (Honda FC Stack) with the breakthrough ability to start and operate in sub-freezing temperatures, making it possible to place the car in New York state for year-round operation. The announcement was made in ceremonies held today in the state capitol of Albany with New York Governor George Pataki and American Honda president Koichi Kondo --->more Honda New FCX
Honda New FCX
Engine/Motor Honda FCX with Honda FC Stack
Motor: Power output 80kW (107 hp)
Fuel cell stack: Power output 86kW
Tank capacity 156.6 liters
Torque 272Nm
0-100 km --
Top speed 93 mph
Range 190 miles

Honda Fuel Cell Technology Milestones


* 2005 FCX, Honda's second generation FCV, is certified by CARB as a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and by the EPA as a Tier-2 Bin 1 (ZEV).

* The City of Chula Vista takes delivery of one FCX vehicle.

* South Coast Air Quality Management District takes delivery of two FCX vehicles.

* The City of San Francisco takes delivery of two FCX vehicles.

* Honda FC Stack is publicly demonstrated in Japan in below freezing conditions.


* Honda develops breakthrough fuel cell stack (Honda FC Stack) that starts and operates at temperatures below freezing while improving fuel economy, range and performance with reduced complexity and potential for reduced cost.

* The city of Los Angeles takes delivery of three more FCX vehicles.

* Honda showcases fuel cell technology at 2003 Challenge Bibendum.

* Honda begins experiments with hydrogen Home Energy Station and improves solar cell technology for production of hydrogen.


* The 2003 model year Honda FCX becomes the first and only hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle to receive both EPA and CARB certification for commercial use.

* The City of Los Angeles begins a lease program with two Honda FCX vehicles, the world's first commercial application of a fuel cell vehicle.


* The first solar powered hydrogen production and fueling station built and operated by an auto company opens in Southern California at Honda R&D Americas headquarters in Torrance, California, as part of Honda's fuel cell technology and infrastructure development efforts.

* Fuel cell prototype vehicle FCX-V4 is introduced.


* Honda introduces and demonstrates fuel cell prototype vehicle FCX-V3 at the California Fuel Cell Partnership in Sacramento, California.


* Honda Introduces fuel cell prototype vehicles FCX-V1 and FCX-V