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Honda will start producing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the US by 2024


by Honda big electrification push will include US-oriented hydrogen fuel cell cars. Car manufacturers have disclosure that it will begin manufacturing fuel cell vehicles in the United States in 2024. The first model will be a plug-in hybrid based on the current-generation CR-V (pictured here). Theoretically, you’d have all-electric driving for your daily commute, but still get zero-emissions driving for those long city-to-city outings.

Honda says more details about the hydrogen-powered CR-V will be revealed closer to its launch in 2024. It’s just about ready to provide a glimpse of the power plant (below). The CR-V is currently available as a regular hybrid with a petrol engine and no plug-in feature.

Engine system on Honda CR-V 2024 hydrogen fuel cell variant

Honda’s motobike

The new model is part of Honda’s broader strategy to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles entirely by 2040, using a combination of pure electric and fuel cell vehicles. In addition to CR-V hydrogen, Americans can also look forward to All-electric Prologue SUV in 2024. The brand sold electricity Honda E subcompact, but not in the US. Honda aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Whether or not there is a market for fuel cell SUVs is uncertain. Hydrogen cars aren’t gaining much traction in the US compared to their all-electric counterparts, in part due to their high prices and lack of gas stations. Honda’s motobike surpassing the fuel cell-powered Clarity sedan in 2021, attributed to weak demand for the $71,200 machine. There’s no guarantee customers will be more welcoming in 2024, especially as electric vehicles become more common. more affordable price and offers improved range.

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