There’s no doubt Toyota has been at the forefront of hydrogen fuel cell development, now General Motors and Honda are about to start investing even more heavily in the technology as well.
GM and Honda have announced that they are teaming up to mass produce a hydrogen fuel cell system that they say will be used in future products from each company.
The American and Japanese car companies will establish a joint venture that will oversee the production of the fuel cell systems at a facility in Detroit.
The fuel cells will be used to power Honda and GM cars from 2020.
The news comes a year after Honda launched its first hydrogen-fueled car – the FCX Clarity.
Check out more details on how the technology works in this Honda video…
“The combination of two leaders in fuel cell innovation is an exciting development in bringing fuel cells closer to the mainstream of propulsion applications,” said Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice president of Global Product Development.
“The eventual deployment of this technology in passenger vehicles will create more differentiated and environmentally friendly transportation options for consumers.”
We will bring you more news on hydrogen fuel cell technology as it comes to hand.