The widespread belief that hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles have yet to make their mark could change within the next few years. Honda is one of several automakers, especially Toyota, that have announced plans to release new fuel-cell powered vehicles in the next few years.
The Honda FCEV concept is scheduled to make its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. However, to afford all those holding their breath a peek, Honda has released a sketch of the vehicle. This is the first hint Honda has given as to the styling language it has adopted for its forthcoming fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which is planned for a 2015 launch in the U.S. and Japan, and later in Europe.
The sketch shows the Honda FCEV’s toweringroofline, pronounced door scoop, and crescent shaped windows, as well as a low and widely-tracked stance atop huge wheels. It is quite apparent that Honda has built the FCEV with aerodynamics as a major priority, while taking styling cues from contemporary sports cars like the Audi R8.
In addition to the FCEV concept, Honda is also going to show off the revised 2014 Civic Coupe, America’s best-selling compact car, which debuted earlier this month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Honda has stated that it will show ‘further upgrades to the 2014 Civic,’ but it remains to ascertain whether they are the same upgrades seen in Las Vegas.