A report by World Car Fans, sourcing information from Autocar, indicates that Honda will mass-produce fuel cell cars by 2020. Thomas Brachmann, who heads powertrain development for the Japanese automaker, told the British publication that the Honda FCV concept unveiled earlier this year was really close to reaching production stage. Only a few parts still need modifications.
Brachmann even said that Honda had bold plans for its hydrogen-powered vehicle, including selling a lot more than 500-1,000 units a year, although he didn't give specific numbers.
The Honda FCV concept will roll off the assembly line next year and initially launch in Japan. Look for it to provide a range of more than 480 kilometres and require under three minutes to completely fill the hydrogen tanks.