Honda Fuel Cell Technology Under Works, Company Announces Features With GM Soon

Jan 30, 2017 08:08 PM EST | Leian N.


Two of the automobile industry's best decided to join forces to expand further the Honda Fuel Cell Technology. Working with General Motors Co., executives of Honda and GM unveiled that a global product development is scheduled to introduce an advanced technology through this concept.

Why The Tech. Per Mark Reuss, the Vice President for GM, the Honda Fuel Cell Technology is an important advancement for upcoming models that they would create with the Japanese automaker. They first worked together during 2013 to develop the next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies which would be incorporated in a model to be released by 2020. Additionally, models made with this feature would earn great credits with respect to state and federal rules for reduction of carbon emissions. As a result, the companies would increase their sales and improve company profits, reported Auto News.

Given that GM had been creating hydrogen fuel for cars for more than a hundred years, the Japanese automaker started leasing Honda Fuel Cell Technology since December of last year. Per Reuters, fuel cell vehicles incorporate hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity ran by motors. Despite the depreciation of energy use, the future models with the Honda Fuel Cell Technology would be able to generate the same or close to that of gasoline-powered automobiles.

The Catch. The official announcement of the partnership between the top automakers is soon to commence. Although there had been no concrete revelation about which models the technology would be applied to, the details would be revealed come scheduled announcement.

Furthermore, the said Honda Fuel Cell Technology expects to be different from lithium-ion battery electric vehicles which could generate only a limited amount of horsepower. However, the lack of hydrogen fuel stations and the expensive development of such technology were labeled as two of the obstacles that both companies would face while they develop a distinct model for the crossover.

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