Honda to debut Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

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Honda will debut a Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on May 20, showcasing the start of a new demonstration project aimed at future production of fuel cell powered products for the North American market. Honda is seeking new business collaborations as the company expands its hydrogen business to achieve its global goal of zero environmental impact, including carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050.

“Commercial vehicles, including Class 8 trucks, where fuel cells offer the best zero-emission replacement for existing diesel applications, are a key part of Honda’s broad hydrogen business strategy,” said Ryan Harty, assistant vice president, sustainability & business development, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Honda is actively seeking business collaborations and customers to help bring these hydrogen fuel cell solutions to market here in North America.”

The operational Honda Class 8 truck concept is powered by three new Honda fuel cell (FC) systems, now in mass production at Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC (FCSM), a joint venture production facility with General Motors (GM) in Brownstown, Michigan. The new FC system is key to the Honda hydrogen business strategy. Co-developed by Honda and GM over the last decade, the Honda FC system advances performance and doubles durability while reducing cost by two-thirds compared to the previous generation system.

Honda has identified four core domains for the initial utilization of its new fuel cell system: fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), commercial fuel cell vehicles, stationary power stations and construction machinery.

Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept Specifications

Total length/width/height 8,000 mm / 2,400 mm / 4,000mm
GCW 37,273kg (Tractor Weight Target : 12,918kg, Load Weight Target : 24,355kg )
Top Speed 70 mph (Estimated)
Driving range 400 miles at GCW (Estimated)
Fuel Cell System Output 240kW combined (80kW x 3 FC systems)
Hydrogen Tank High pressure 700bar Hydrogen Tank 82kg-H2
Vehicle Battery 120kWh High Voltage Battery