Honda is planning to offer a British family the opportunity to run a fuel cell vehicle and in doing so demonstrate that the technology is practical. Following a successful trial in the USA in which Honda provided a Californian family with a fuel cell car, the company is now looking to extend the project to Britain.
The successful British family will have the change to operate Honda’s FCX hatchback which uses hydrogen to generate electricity. Honda will be searching for a family that would use the vehicle on an everyday basis to travel to work, on shopping trips and family holidays.
Honda is reluctant to divulge details of the project as it may still be deemed as too costly. However, it is anticipated that the winning household will be provided with its own refueling station using natural gas to produce hydrogen. This is likely to be one of Honda’s home energy station units.