Mass market hydrogen vehicle from Honda in three years

In a speech Wednesday on Honda's future, CEO Takeo Fukui said the automaker plans to unveil a fully functional concept version of a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle later this year, with a production version to go on sale "within the next three years." In February, we cited a report by Monsters and Critics suggesting Honda planned to have a production fuel cell vehicle in four year. The report indicated Honda had found a way to get a 350 mile range from a new hydrogen absorption material, doubling tank capacity. Moreover, the report suggested Honda engineers also solved the problem of cold weather starts, achieving low-temperature starts comparable to gas engines.