HONDA FCEV CONCEPT: The sleekly styled Honda FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) on display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show through Feb. 17th, expresses a potential styling direction for Honda's next-generation fuel-cell vehicle. Showcasing exciting and modern styling, the Honda FCEV Concept features sweeping character lines underscored by an ultra-aerodynamic body. Ample passenger space and seating for five-passengers is delivered thanks to new powertrain packaging efficiencies. Honda's next generation fuel cell-electric vehicle launching in 2015 will contain the world's first application of a fuel-cell powertrain packaged completely in the engine room of the vehicle, allowing for efficiencies in cabin space as well as flexibility in the potential application of FC technology to multiple vehicle types in the future. Significant technological advancements to the fuel-cell stack have yielded more than 100kW of power output. The power density is now 3kW/L, an increase of 60 percent, with the stack size reduced 33-percent compared to the FCX Clarity. The next generation Honda FCEV is anticipated to deliver a driving range of more than 300 miles with a quick refueling time of about three minutes at a pressure of 70 MPa. At the Chicago show, Honda representatives predicted that while the FCEV is a concept, it points toward a very real future.
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