A good deal of effort has also been put into improving the design as far as the FCX Clarity is concerned. Indeed, many people describe the Honda FCX Clarity Fuel-Cell Vehicle as having a sophisticated appearance and design. In the end, many industry experts believe that the FCX Clarity will advance the popularity of the hydrogen fuel cell powered car very significantly.
With the Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle set to enter onto the marketplace in limited quantities during the summer of 2008, many people have begun asking for more information about how the FCX Clarity actually works.
Technically speaking, and according to the manufacturer, the Honda FCX Clarity Fuel-Cell Vehicle utilized what is known as a flow stack that is operated in combination or conjunction with a compact and highly efficient lithium ion battery pack. (The batter pack itself is also newly designed.) A single hydrogen storage tank powers the vehicle's electric drive motor.
Hydrogen combines with atmospheric oxygen in the fuel cell stack where the energy from the chemical reaction converts to electric energy to power the vehicle. The only emission from the Honda FCX Clarity Fuel-Cell Vehicle is water – pure, unadulterated water.
In considering the only emission from the FCX Clarity, this vehicle has the potential of making a very significant impact on emissions that are harmful to the environment. In simple terms, the Honda FCX Clarity Fuel-Cell Vehicle is a prime type of weapon in the fight against global warming and similar environmental problems.
Other advances in the new FCX Clarity includes a 20% increase in fuel economy and a 30% increase in vehicle range. The vehicle can travel upwards of 270 miles as far as its range is concerned. Finally, the new lithium battery is significantly lighter and smaller, adding to the overall efficiency of the vehicle itself.