The Honda FCV concept has made its official appearance today online and is set to go on sale in March 2016 initially in Japan. It’s actually a follow-up to the FCEV concept introduced by Honda at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and at the same time it serves as a preview for an FCX Clarity successor. The vehicle has been thoroughly improved as the size of the fuel-cell stack has been reduced by 33 percent while the output stands at more than 100 kW. The Japanese marque mentions the concept has an output density of 3.1 kW / L and compared to the FCX Clarity it brings a 60 percent performance boost.
The FCV concept has been configured with a 70 MPa high pressure hydrogen tank which provides enough juice for more than 435 miles (700 km) when the car is being driven at cruising speeds so in high-traffic city driving the range will be considerably lower. Filling up the hydrogen tank takes about three minutes which is only a little bit more than the time you need to refill the tank of a conventional-powered vehicle.
Aside from the Honda FCV concept, the Japanese automaker has also introduced an external power feeding system which works with an external power feeding device to turn the vehicle into a mobile power plant which could be more than useful in case of an emergency situation.