Honda introduced the FCX-V3 fuel cell - powered vehicle in September 2000.
The FCX-V3 features a fuel cell system with integrated control systems, a more compact drive motor, and a cabin large enough to seat four people.
Its powerplant includes a Ballard Power Systems fuel cell stack, fueled by hydrogen stored under high pressure, combined with a newly developed ultra-capacitor.
The excellent continuous electric power generation of the fuel cell stack and the powerful, instantaneous discharge capabilities of the ultra-capacitor have been combined to realize a fuel cell-based powerplant offering much-improved takeoff and acceleration performance.
In addition, regenerative energy systems, reduction of discharge loss, and other measures have also been integrated to contribute to improve fuel economy and achieve highly efficient energy management.
Honda-manufactured fuel cell stack
FCX-V3 power plant
|Hydrogen supply||High-pressure hydrogen tank (250 atm)|
|Hydrogen storage capacity||100L|
|Fuel cell stack||Ballard-manufactured / Honda-manufactured|
|Motor max. output||60kW (82PS)|
|Motor max. torque||238N·m (24.3kg·m)|
|Max. speed||130 km/h|
|Vehicle range||180 km|
|Number of occupants||4|
|Cargo space (VDA system)||---|