General Motors and Honda announced a long term partnership today. The two brands will work together to develop the next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technology.
GM and Honda are both acknowledged leaders in fuel cell technology. According to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, GM and Honda rank No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. The main missions of the partnership will be to further advance refueling infrastructure, which is critical for the long-term viability of fuel cell vehicles. The finished project is expected to be available by 2020.
Fuel cell technology addresses many of the major challenges facing automobiles today – petroleum dependency, emissions, efficiency, range and refueling times. Fuel cell vehicles can operate on renewable hydrogen made from sources like wind and biomass…The only emission these cars leave is water vapor!
In addition, fuel cell vehicles can have up to 400 miles of driving range and can be refueled in 3 minutes.
There isn’t much information available about the nature of the partnership, however we will continue to keep you updated about the fuel cell partnership as we get more information! Until then take a look at Chevrolet’s most fuel efficient car, the Chevrolet Spark: http://www.sweeneychevrolet.com/search/new-volt/tp-md1037/