Honda to sell hydrogen fuel cell car in four years?
Honda is close to winning the race in becoming the first carmaker to offer a hydrogen- powered fuel cell car, according to Monsters and Critics. A major barrier to mass production of fuel cell vehicles has been the storage of hydrogen in a compact and effective manner. But Honda has reportedly found a way to extend the range of such vehicles to about 560 kilometres (350 miles). This is made possible by a new hydrogen absorption material, doubling tank capacity to five kilogrammes of hydrogen at 5000 PSI. Honda engineers also solved the problem of cold weather starts, achieving low-temperature starts comparable to gas engines. While many automakers have said it will take then 10 to 15 years to bring a fuel cell car to market, a Honda vehicles based on its FCX Concept could see production in only 48 months.