GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development

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Posted on July 3, 2013
People look at a Honda's FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell car, on July 7, 2010 in Ales, France. General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday.

People look at a Honda’s FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell car, on July 7, 2010 in Ales, France. General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday.

General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday.

The partnership is aimed at solving the two biggest problems facing the commercial feasibility of fuel cells: high cost and lack of fueling stations.

“Honda and GM are eager to accelerate the market penetration of this ultimate clean mobility technology,” Honda chief Takanobu Ito said in a statement.

“I am excited to form this collaboration to fuse our leading fuel cell technologies and create an advanced system that will be both more capable and more affordable.”

Engineers from both companies will work together to develop the next generation of fuel cell technology, sharing all their previous research and future discoveries at joint research facilities in Michigan and Japan.

While the master agreement does not cover manufacturing, it will likely lead the automakers to use essentially the same engine and storage tanks in their fuel cell vehicles.

One of the goals is to reduce costs by working with suppliers to develop standardized—and less expensive—components.

The automakers will also work with governments and fuel station operators to develop the necessary infrastructure to support the vehicles.

Read more at: Phys.org

 



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