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Honda showcases FCV hydrogen fuel cell concept

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Honda has unveiled a concept car for an all-new fuel-cell vehicle, the Honda FCV Concept (FCV).

Hot on the heels of Toyota's announcement earlier in the week, the production model that will be based on this concept is scheduled to go on sale in Japan by the end of March 2016 and subsequently in the U.S. and Europe.

In addition to the FCV and external power feeding device, Honda will further promote the application of the Smart Hydrogen Station (SHS) - a packaged hydrogen station unit that adopts Honda's original high-differential-pressure electrolyser.

In this way, Honda will work toward the forthcoming hydrogen society under three key concepts - ‘generate', ‘use' and ‘get connected' - and continues to pursue a CO2-free society.

Honda views hydrogen as a high-potential, next-generation energy carrier due to the fact that hydrogen can be generated from various energy sources and is easily transportable and storable.

The Honda FCV Concept is also equipped with a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen storage tank that provides a cruising range of more than 700 km. The tank can be refilled in approximately three minutes, making refuelling as quick and easy as today's vehicles.

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