Honda fuel cell activities
Fuel Cell Technology and Applications
Current fuel cell propulsion systems
PEM fuel cell systems for cars/buses
Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
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Handbook of Fuel Cells
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Matsuo, S. 2010. Honda fuel cell activities. Handbook of Fuel Cells. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
Honda has demonstrated three types of polymer electrolyte fuel cell systems for vehicles since 1999. The FCX-V1 was equipped with a metal hydride tank, the V2 with an auto-thermal methanol reformer, and the V3 and V4 with compressed hydrogen tanks. The FCX-V3 was introduced to the California Fuel Cell Partnership in Sacramento in November 2000. Operation of the vehicle over a wide variety of city roads and freeways has demonstrated that a fuel cell vehicle is roadworthy and performs capably in traffic. However, there remain areas for further improvements in order to bring fuel cell vehicles into the market.
- polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC);
- electric vehicles (fuel cells as propulsion units for);
- comparison with batteries;
- carbon dioxide;
- hydrogen filling station;
- compressed gaseous hydrogen (CGH2);
- metal hydrides;
- autothermal reforming;
- system efficiencies