The FCX combines an advanced Honda designed and engineered fuel cell power system with a compact, high torque drive motor. Responsive takeoff and acceleration, as well as high energy efficiency were achieved by the combination of a high-output Honda fuel cell stack with the powerful instantaneous discharge capabilities of a Honda developed Ultra Capacitor. This advanced fuel cell powerplant integrates regenerative braking energy recovery with a highly efficient energy management system to further improve fuel economy and range.
In 2008 Honda began limited production of an all new fuel cell car, "FCX Clarity" targeted primarily for leasing to private individuals. This newest generation powerplant features an advanced Honda "V-Flow" fuel cell stack that is 30% lighter, 20% smaller, offers 100kw output, and a power/density improvement of 50%. Driving range has been increased 9% from 210 to 240 miles, using 5,000 psi gaseous hydrogen. With sub-freezing startup temperatures as low as -22F, it is a practical vehicle for a wide range of real-world applications. Honda continues research on hydrogen refueling solutions right-sized for individual vehicle at-home refueling.
Kilograms: 3.9 kg
Range in Miles: 240 miles
Max Power: 100kW
Max Torque: 189 lb.-ft
Max Speed: 100 mph
Fuel Economy: 60 city/60 hwy (m/kg) US EPA Certified