Honda Chief Envisions Mass-Produced Fuel Cell Vehicles in Decade

Honda President Takeo Fukui indicated that electric vehicles are not attractive, citing their short travel distance and a long time needed for recharging.

Published: 28-Dec-2007

Tokyo, Dec 27, 2007 (Jiji Press) - Honda Motor Co. may be able to start mass-producing fuel cell vehicles within 10 years, President Takeo Fukui has said in an interview with Jiji Press.

Fukui thus emphasized the firm's intention to focus on fuel cell vehicles, rather than electric vehicles, in its work to develop next-generation eco-friendly vehicles.

The major Japanese automaker is set to release the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle on a lease basis in Japan and the United States next year. The FCX Clarity is the second fuel cell vehicle model for Honda after the FCX, which was launched in 2002.

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