At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda brought the successor to the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the FCEV Concept. If the current Honda FCX Clarity has a range of 240 miles, the FCEV Concept promises a range of 300 miles. Moreover, the customers will be able to refuel their vehicle in about three minutes at a pressure of 70 MPa.
This concept will see a production version in 2015 and will feature the world's first application of a fuel-cell powertrain packaged completely in the engine room. This translates into more interior space and flexibility in the potential application of fuel cell technology to multiple vehicle types in the future. Significant technological advancements to the fuel-cell stack have yielded more than 100kW of power output.
The power density is now 3kW/L, an increase of 60 percent, with the stack size reduced 33-percent compared to the FCX Clarity.