GM and Honda are working on the next fuel cell technology

Posted on Wednesday, 3 July 2013 , 21:07:09 byIulia

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GM and Honda are working on the next fuel cell technology

It seems that Honda and General Motors will work together to develop the next-generation fuel cell technologies. Their common goal is to develop a feasible fuel cell and hydrogen storage by 2020. The specialists hope that the expertise, the economies of scale and common sourcing strategies will help with the success of the collaboration. The two are leaders in fuel cell technology and according to Clean Energy Patent Growth Index. The specialists can develop technologies that have the potential to help reduce the dependence on petroleum and establish sustainable mobility. In case you did not know, among all zero CO2 emission technologies, fuel cell electric vehicles have a definitive advantage. This advantage refers to the range and refueling time which in comparison to the conventional gasoline cars, are quite impressive. The two carmakers are doing their best to insert the new technology on the market as soon as possible. The Driveway Project developed by General Motors has been launched in 2007 and so far has almost 3 million miles of driving in a fleet of 119 hydrogen-powered vehicles, which is quite impressive in comparison to other carmakers. Honda started its activity in 2002 with the leasing of the Honda FCX. It managed to deploy 85 units in the US and Japan, including its successor, the FCX Clarity. This model in particular was called the 2009 World Green Car. Honda plans to launch its successor both in Japan and the US by 2015 and later on, in Europe. More details on their future plans on fuel cell production. The models with fuel cell can have up to 400 miles driving range and can be refueled in 3 minutes.