1999 FCX-V1, V2
Honda introduced the FCX-V1 and FCX-V2, two electric vehicle prototypes powered by fuel cells in September 1999.
The FCX-V1 uses hydrogen fuel and is equipped with a fuel cell stack manufactured by Ballard Power Systems, Inc., which employs a hydrogen occlusion alloy for fuel storage.
The FCX-V2 employs a methanol-fueled fuel cell stack manufactured by Honda itself, incorporating a Honda-developed reformer for extracting hydrogen.
Both of these prototypes feature the Honda EV Plus body, specially designed for electric vehicles, as well as Honda's own small yet highly efficient drive motor and control system.
Honda-manufactured fuel cell stack
FCX-V2 power plant structure
|Hydrogen supply||Hydrogen-absorbing metal alloy tank||Methanol reformer|
|Hydrogen storage capacity||---||---|
|Fuel cell stack||Ballard-manufactured||Honda-manufactured|
|Motor max. output||49kW (67PS)||49kW (67PS)|
|Motor max. torque||--||--|
|Number of occupants||2||2|
|Cargo space (VDA system)||---||--|