2000 FCX-V3

2000 FCX-V3

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

Honda-manufactured fuel cell stack

FCX-V3 power plant

FCX-V3 power plant

Key Specifications

FCX-V3  
Hydrogen supply High-pressure hydrogen tank (250 atm)
Hydrogen storage capacity 100L
Fuel cell stack Ballard-manufactured / Honda-manufactured
Power assist Ultra-capacitor
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) ---