1999 FCX-V1, V2

1999 FCX-V1, V2
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

Honda-manufactured fuel cell stack

FCX-V2 power plant structure

FCX-V2 power plant structure

Key Specifications

  FCX-V1 FCX-V2
Hydrogen supply Hydrogen-absorbing metal alloy tank Methanol reformer
Hydrogen storage capacity --- ---
Fuel cell stack Ballard-manufactured Honda-manufactured
Power assist Battery Battery
Motor max. output 49kW (67PS) 49kW (67PS)
Motor max. torque -- --
Max. speed -- --
Vehicle range -- --
Number of occupants 2 2
Cargo space (VDA system) --- --