TOKYO – Honda will use a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors in a U.S.-built CR-V crossover.
The fuel cell CR-V will be built in Ohio and will launch in the U.S. and Japan by the end of next year. Europe sales are still under consideration, Honda said in a statement.
Honda executives said engineers have cut the cost of the next-generation system to one-third that of the system used in Honda's previous fuel cell car, the Clarity sedan that debuted in 2016.
Among other improvements, the durability of the system will be doubled and the low-temperature performance will be boosted, executives said at a briefing here.