“Fuel cell vehicles are the future” Honda executive says – rpmGo.com



At the 2010 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, Honda president Takanobu Ito once again emphasized what his company believes will be the future of the carmaking industry: fuel cell vehicles.

“We will continue to offer mobility solutions with low associated co2 emissions,” said Ito. “We believe that fuel cell cars are the ultimate solution. We have recently produced a solar powered hydrogen refining unit without a compressor that’s 25 per cent more efficient than previous units. Ideal for home use, so you won’t need to buy hydrogen elsewhere.”

But while FCVs will be the main goal, until the technology behind them becomes more profitable and better developed, other methods of producing low CO2 emitting vehicles will need to be used. As such, hybrids like the Insight or the recently-unveiled CR-Z hatchback will still be promoted by the Japanese company.

We already discussed the advantages and disadvantages of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in one of our RPMGO Answers feature. While we support the technology, it has a lot of growing to do before it will become fully viable and get us off our fossil fuel addiction.

Source: Autocar

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