Honda has put on sale a new fuel-cell vehicle that can travel 30 percent longer on a single charge of hydrogen, compared with previous models.
Fuel-cell vehicles run on electricity generated by combining hydrogen in a storage tank with oxygen in the air. The tail pipe emits water only.
Honda engineers say the new model can travel 750 kilometers on a single fill up. They also reduced the size of the generating system to create enough space for 5 people.
The price is about 67,000 dollars.
Honda has started offering the model to domestic companies and local governments first, before rolling it out to consumers.
Honda President Takahiro Hachigo says the model can help solve global challenges, such as emissions cuts.
Analysts say expanding the use of fuel-cell vehicles depends on efforts to cut costs and lower prices. There’s also the need to build more hydrogen stations.
Source: NHK Video and image: ANN