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Honda to Debut Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at ACT Expo 2024

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Honda will debut a Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on 20 May, showcasing the start of a new demonstration project aimed at future production of fuel cell powered products for the North American market.

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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. Honda is actively seeking business collaborations and customers to help bring these hydrogen fuel cell solutions to market here in North America.

—Ryan Harty, assistant vice president, sustainability & business development, American Honda Motor

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.

Fuel Cell System

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 generation1 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.

In addition to the Honda display at ACT Expo, Harty will provide the keynote presentation at the expo’s Ultra Clean Heavy-Vehicle Vehicle Summit on May 22 to provide further details about Honda hydrogen plans.

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

Source from Green Car Congress

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