At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda will bring the FCEV Concept and released today the first sketch with the vehicle. According to the Japanese carmaker, this concept previews a potential styling direction for its next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which will be launched in the United States and Japan in 2015 and alter in Europe.
Honda is not new to fuel-cell electric vehicles as back in 2002 it was the first car manufacturer to begin a retail initiative with the leasing of its fuel-cell electric vehicles to fleet customers. Moreover, Honda was also the first carmaker to put a fuel-cell electric vehicle in the hands of an individual retail consumer in 2005.
“The Honda FCEV Concept demonstrates the company’s vision for the future of personal mobility and our commitment to developing advanced alternative fuel vehicles,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “As we work toward the introduction of our next-generation fuel-cell vehicle in 2015, our long-term experience with fuel-cell technologies will help us pave a way towards a zero-emissions future.”