Honda plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle (FCEV) in 2024. We are talking about the hydrogen version of the 5-seater crossover Honda CR-V. A video of a camouflaged prototype of the new product has appeared on the official YouTube channel of Honda Motor. The unique camouflage design with hydrogen atoms and the words “Hydrogen” on the car body indicate the presence of a hydrogen power plant.
The crossover will reportedly feature a next-generation fuel cell system under the hood, which Honda is working on together with General Motors. The new CR-V FCEV will also be equipped with a rechargeable battery, which will increase the model’s range and allow it to get to the gas station. It is the trip to the hydrogen filling station that is shown in the video.
But the main emphasis is on bidirectional charging, which will allow you to connect household appliances to the car. This feature is offered by the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Genesis GV60, Ford F-150 Lightning, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and several models from the Volkswagen ID line.
According to preliminary data, production of the Honda CR-V FCEV will begin at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio. The official premiere date of the new crossover has not yet been announced.