Honda FCX Clarity - Honda announces first FCX Clarity
customers and first fuel-cell car dealers (Posted: June 16th, 2008)
- an advanced new four passenger sedan design, a greater than 30
percent increase in driving range up to 280 miles, a 25 percent
increase in combined fuel economy to 72 miles/kg-H2* (74 mpg GGE
<miles per gallon gasoline gallon equivalent energy>), a 50 percent
improvement in fuel stack power output density by volume, a 40
percent smaller and 50 percent lighter new lithium ion battery pack.
To read more about the FCX and see more pictures of it click on
either of the thumbnails above or click here for more information.
Read more about the Honda FCX Clarity and
see more pictures here.
Honda has plans for two new
Hybrid models. - Monday, June 2nd, 2008 - Honda announced
that it will introduce a new small hybrid in early 2009, as well as
another unique small hybrid vehicle based on the sporty CR-Z compact
concept sports car and a hybrid version of the Honda Fit subcompact.
The first new dedicated hybrid vehicle, due in 2009, will be offered
as a 5-door hatchback with seating for five passengers and will
employ an exterior design concept that evokes the FCX Clarity fuel
cell vehicle. With the new hybrid, Honda is aiming to produce the
most affordable hybrid on the market. Fuel economy for the new car
is expected to exceed 40 miles per gallon. Hopefully much more than
40 mpg. 65+ mpg would be a great target and would definitely help
surpass the sales of the Prius.
Honda To Challenge Prius With a
Dedicated Hybrid Model - Thursday, July 12th, 2007 -
BOSTON: Honda learned from Toyota’s success with the Prius that
hybrid customers want their decision to drive a hybrid to be
visible, so the company is planning a dedicated hybrid model that
will feature its own unique styling rather than simply being a
hybrid-powered version of an existing model, according to Dan
Bonawitz, vice president of corporate planning and logistics for
American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
The new hybrid-specific model will be the previously announced car
that will slot in below the Civic Hybrid in price, he said. Honda
has said that the car will debut in 2009.
Before rolling out its Civic and Accord hybrids, which have never
enjoyed the success of Toyota’s distinctive Prius, the company
surveyed consumers about their opinion on the need for a separate
hybrid model, Bonawitz explained. “They broke 50-50,” he said. “But
in the marketplace, the Prius went one way and we went the other.”