Honda May Launch Retail Sales of Fuel-Cell Cars by 2018

Kyodo said Fukui was confident that many customers will want to buy a fuel-cell car if it costs no more than about 10 million yen ($84,000).

Published: 30-Dec-2006

TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. expects to sell fuel-cell vehicles in the general market by 2018, a news report said Friday.

Honda President Takeo Fukui disclosed the forecast in a recent interview, Kyodo News agency said.

In September, Japan's third-largest automaker unveiled its FCX Concept fuel-cell car, which is planned for limited marketing in Japan and the U.S. in 2008. Honda declined to say what the vehicle will cost.


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Honda, like its competitors, has a small fleet of early-generation FCX cars mostly in the hands of fleet customers to test the technology over a long term.

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