Honda is entering the market for fuel cell vehicles with the announcement that it will showcase its new FCV at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show later this month.
“The all-new FCV features a cruising range of more than 700 kilometres and exhilarating driving made possible by the high-output motors,” reads a Honda statement.
“When combined with an external power feeding inverter, this FCV can function as a ‘mobile power plant’ that generates and provides electricity to the community in the case of an emergency.”
Such power generation has gained some attention in Japan in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Rival Toyota has already released its Mirai FCV, and has also launched the vehicle in California, the only US state with the infrastructure.
Korean manufacturer Hyundai also offers an FCV, and is rapidly building out infrastructure in its home market, with plans to do the same along the eastern seaboard of Australia.