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Honda announced its fuel cell sedan will make its North American debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12. Named FCV Concept, Honda explained the car showcases the styling evolution of its next production fuel-cell car to follow its present FCX Clarity. It’s anticipated to launch in the U.S. after introduction […]

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Yesterday Honda was reported as planning to axe the limited-market all-electric version of the Fit, and the Insight hybrid. The Fit EV (pictured) is lease-only, and Honda only ever committed to producing 1,100 units. It will be canceled in the fall, but supported until leases run out. As for the Insight, the latest generation of […]

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Honda R&D Americas is getting ready for the 2015 introduction of its fuel cell-electric vehicle (FCEV) by installing a hydrogen refueling station on its Torrance, Calif. campus. Honda said this station will serve as a platform for demonstrating and validating the enhanced hydrogen fueling protocol developed by Honda, named the MC Fill. With the aim […]

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Honda today released an artist’s rendition of its next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) which will make its world debut next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While mass-market acceptance for hydrogen-powered cars is still in question, Honda aims to launch the new production vehicle in 2015, a timeframe that coincides with Toyota’s pending […]

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General Motors and Honda announced today a long-term, definitive master agreement to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies. Both companies stated they were aiming to have this next-generation technology ready for the 2020 time frame. The collaboration expects to succeed by sharing expertise, economies of scale and common sourcing strategies. GM and […]

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. announced last week the installation of a new fuel cell system on its Torrance, Calif. campus. The fuel cell will produce one megawatt of energy, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions from Honda’s operations in the region. “A stationary fuel cell system is a natural next step in our ongoing efforts […]

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Despite its investment in hybrids, electric cars, fuel cell vehicles and the compressed natural gas Civic GX, Honda has earned a reputation for a string of green car missteps. The Accord Hybrid flopped; the redesigned Honda Insight didn’t go mainstream; and the Honda CR-Z coupe’s sporty-efficient combination was panned by auto critics. Yet, the company […]

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John Mendel, Honda’s executive vice president, yesterday called for policy makers to refrain from promoting “the virtues of one technology and demonizing another.” Speaking at the Moving Ahead 2010 conference at Ohio State University, Mendel suggested that government agencies are “laying all their chips on the technology du jour.” Without explicitly pointing fingers at EVs, […]

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John Mendel, Honda’s executive vice president, yesterday called for policy makers to refrain from promoting “the virtues of one technology and demonizing another.” Speaking at the Moving Ahead 2010 conference at Ohio State University, Mendel suggested that government agencies are “laying all their chips on the technology du jour.” Without explicitly pointing fingers at EVs, […]

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Honda and Nissan have been banking on fuel cells and electric cars as the long-term strategy for sustainable mobility. Company executives are now warming up to plug-in hybrids. Since their introduction in the US in late 1999, hybrid cars have been repeatedly dismissed as a “bridge technology”—a euphemism for a short-lived second-rate technology that briefly […]

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