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Honda Leases H2 FCX to Hokkaido Prefecture

22 December 2004


Honda is leasing the hydrogen fuel-cell powered FCX to Hokkaido Prefecture in Japan. This follows on the heels of the recent certification of the FCX for use on public roads in Japan. (Earlier post.) The FCX will arrive  at the end of January, 2005.

Honda is also commissioning the Prefecture’s participation in the ongoing road testing of the new FCX and the collection of data relevant to its sub-freezing temperature start up and operational capabilities and hydrogen supply.

Hokkaido is Japan’s northernmost prefecture; temperatures in January range from -12ºC (10ºF) to -4ºC (25ºF).

The Honda FCX uses Honda’s own fuel cell stack, which has the capability of operating in sub-freezing temperatures. (Earlier post.) Honda sees the operation of the vehicle in Hokkaido Prefecture as an opportunity further to verify the performance of the FCX in various winter driving conditions. In November, Honda announced the leasing of two FCX vehicles to New York State (earlier post). This too will provide cold-weather operating data.

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