Honda has shows again its commitment to
the environment with the Honda FCX. The FCX not only makes great
advances in car design but also in hydrogen technology. They have made
a vehicle that will attract Hollywood starts and world politicians and
hope to rival the success of the Toyota Prius.
Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are still a long
way off for two reasons. The first being that there is not the
necessary hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the UK, or anywhere in
the world for that matter. The second reason being that it is
still very expensive to attract hydrogen in an economically way which
does not yet further use the worlds natural resources.
Producing approximately 134bhp it
shows hydrogen technology is advancing. Although the hydrogen
powering it is from natural gas, emissions are still 50% that of a
similar power petrol engine. The Honda FXC is however a working
prototype, set to go into production for a limited market in 2008,
although there are not yet any plans to bring the car to the UK.