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

18 May 2024

Honda will debut a Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at the Advanced Clean Transportation  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. Watch an overview of the Honda Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at https://honda.us/Class8FuelCellTruck.

"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 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.

Honda ACT Expo Display Items
 Honda will showcase the following zero-emission products and technologies at its ACT Expo display booth (#1031):

  • Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept to make global debut at ACT Expo.
  • 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, the first production plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle in America.
  • Honda Fuel Cell System at the core of Honda's strategy to expand the range of applications that use hydrogen toward the decarbonization of society.
  • Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV), a prototype, all-electric off-road vehicle designed to enhance worksite efficiencies and support repetitive tasks.

 

Source:prnewswire.com