Honda is working with General Motors on a next-generation fuel cell system that will enter a future CR-V-based vehicle. The crossover, shown in the new video, will be released this year.
The new model will combine in itself a fuel element and a rechargeable battery. Advertisement demonstrates the advantages of bidirectional charging: you can connect household appliances, for example, a coffee maker, to the machine. Also shown in the video is how the car goes to a hydrogen filling station.
There are several electric vehicles on sale with battery power and such a function, including Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Genesis GV60, Ford F-150 Lightning and several models from Volkswagen ID. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV also has this function.
The addition of rechargeable batteries should help reduce concerns about speed, especially since the hydrogen fueling infrastructure leaves much to be desired. Honda doesn’t want to go into details yet, but we do know that the CR-V FCEV will be produced at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio.
The video was published only after Shell announces plans to permanently close all seven hydrogen stations in California,