Honda e Isuzu have partnered to research and develop a series of hydrogen fuel cell powered trucks with the intention of bringing them to market as soon as possible.
This This is the first time Honda has offered its technology to a third-party manufacturer. for implementation in commercial vehicles. Isuzu, for its part, has a first-class reputation for reliability, innovation and safety in developing trucks.
Both Japanese manufacturers have always been the most likely to consider fuel cell technology (FCV) as the most suitable for commercial applications. These cells are responsible for producing electrical energy and are used in vehicles powered by hydrogen or with electric motors.
This association is planned to face the challenges of the automotive industry, which is increasingly demanding to reduce gas emissions from vehicles to face the global challenge of mitigating humanity's environmental footprint. Hydrogen has many advantages over lithium-ion batteries, such as fast recharging and autonomies of up to 600 km.
Honda's experience is based primarily on the development of the Honda Clarity FCEV, available from dealers in the United States and in some European countries. Its electric motor offers a power of 174 CV and a torque of 300 Nm, driven by electricity produced by a fuel cell of 103 KW power. Regarding its autonomy, each hydrogen tank filling is approximately 590 kilometers.
In parallel, Isuzu has made an effort to promote the use of sustainable and low-carbon energy. To that end, Isuzu has been researching and developing various powertrains including clean diesel engines, natural gas vehicle (NGV) engines, and electric vehicle (EV) powertrains, which are adapted to a wide range of different uses for Your clients .
Building on the respective strengths that each company has accumulated over decades, Honda and Isuzu have cited that the use of hydrogen power and fuel cell trucks can contribute to the future prosperity of the logistics industry and all other industries for the early future. realization of the hydrogen society.