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Honda's All-New Hydrogen Fuel
Cell-Powered Electric Vehicle To Debut at 2007 Los Angeles Auto
TORRANCE, Calif. - Honda's next
generation hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle will make its
world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, November 14, American
Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.
Based on the FCX Concept that has
impressed journalists at multiple test drive events over the
past year, this all-new fuel cell vehicle will be marketed to
fleet and retail customers in the U.S. and Japan beginning in
2008. The Los Angeles Auto Show represents the first opportunity
for potential U.S. customers to preview the new car.
In an effort to appeal to real
world consumers, Honda's recent breakthroughs in fuel cell
technology will enable levels of performance, room, comfort, and
dynamic styling previously unattainable in a fuel cell car.
As the most advanced expression of
the electric vehicle concept, Honda's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
utilizes electricity generated by combining hydrogen and oxygen
in a fuel cell stack, and electricity stored in its lithium-ion
battery pack to power the vehicle's electric motor. Honda is the
first and only automaker with a fuel cell vehicle fully
certified to meet all applicable federal government emissions
and crash-safety standards. Additionally, Honda is the first and
only automaker to lease a fuel cell vehicle to an individual
customer with a second customer added in 2007.
(October 23, 2007)