Honda to debut production FCX in LA

Honda to debut production FCX in LA

The production version on the Honda FCX will be based on the FCX Concept
The production version on the Honda FCX will be based on the FCX Concept Honda

Amid the excitement of the 2007 Tokyo auto show, Honda has confirmed that it will be unveiling a production version of its much-anticipated 2008 FCX hydrogen fuel-cell car next month in Los Angeles. Why the Japanese auto maker chose LA for the unveiling rather than its own back yard may have to do with the fact that a considerable number of the production FCXs will be leased to customers in the United States beginning next year. According to USA Today, Honda has not decided on the final number of models bound for the U.S. market, although it quotes Honda CEO Takeo Fukui as saying that the number will be "several 10s; under 100."

Based on the design of the FCX Concept , which makes use of a small, vertically mounted fuel-cell stack, the production version of the next-generation FCX will be the only fuel-cell car to meet all applicable federal government emissions and crash-safety standards, according to Honda.

 

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