Japanese brand Honda exhibited a Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at ACT Expo, earlier in May in Vegas. The vehicle is powered by three new Honda fuel cell systems, now in mass production at Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC (FCSM), a joint venture production facility with General Motors (GM) in Brownstown, Michigan.

Honda fuel cell truck concept

The above mentioned fuel cell system is key to the Honda hydrogen business strategy. Co-developed by Honda and GM over the last decade, the Honda FC system advances performance and doubles durability while reducing cost by two-thirds compared to the previous generation system. 

The truck is featured by 37,273kg gross combination weight, with driving range up to 400 miles (slightly less than 645 km) driving range, 240 kW fuel cell system output, and 82 kg high-pressure 700 bar hydrogen tank.

“Commercial vehicles, including Class 8 trucks, where fuel cells offer the best zero-emission replacement for existing diesel applications, are a key part of Honda’s broad hydrogen business strategy,” said Ryan Harty, assistant vice president, sustainability & business development, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Honda is actively seeking business collaborations and customers to help bring these hydrogen fuel cell solutions to market here in North America.”

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