The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Honda Unveils Next Generation Fuel Cell

October 20, 2003

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced development of a new generation of fuel cells for cars that is cheaper, smaller, and capable of operating in sub-freezing temperatures. The new Honda FC Stack runs at temperatures as cold as –4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 C). Cold weather operation has been a significant technical barrier in the mass-market application of fuel cell technology. Honda also simplified the fuel cell stack design, cutting the number of component parts by half from previous versions. The stack’s weight was also trimmed by 55 lbs. to 106 lbs. The new stack will be easier and cheaper to produce and can be recycled, according to Honda. Virtually pollution-free, fuel cell-powered cars run on electricity produced when hydrogen stored in a tank combines with oxygen in the air. The only byproduct is water.
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

Brenda Davis, fleet commodity manager for Baker Hughes, was named the Professional Fleet Manager of the Year for 2015.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher