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First pictures: Honda FCV Clarity

Date: 28 October 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Honda has revealed its FCV Clarity hydrogen vehicle at the Tokyo motor show ahead of it going on sale in Japan in 2016.

UK sales of the vehicle are expected to start in 2017.

The FCV Clarity is the successor to the firm's FCX Clarity hydrogen vehicle. The new vehicle is capable of producing 134hp through its electric motor,  claimed Honda which estimated the car's range is 435 miles, and said it can be refueled in five minutes.

Honda also claimed the FCV is the world's first fuel-cell saloon model to house the hydrogen stack and drivetrain system in the space normally occupied by the engine and transmission system.

In the UK, Honda recently opened a hydrogen filling station at its base in Swindon. The solar-powered refilling area is capable of producing 20 tonnes of hydrogen a year.

The Japanese company said the station is open to the public and is able to refuel any hydrogen vehicle. The company is also part of the HyFive consortium of car makers, which aims to supply a 110-strong fleet of vehicles in Europe to highlight and promote the development of the technology.

The FCV's main rivals are Toyota's Mirai (driven, page xxx) and Hyundai ix35 fuel cell vehicle.