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Honda to Produce Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV CR-V for U.S. Market

Honda will produce an all-new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the all-new Honda CR-V starting in 2024 at its Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, the automaker announced.

The new CR-V-based FCEV will combine a plug-in feature with FCEV technology in one model, which enables the driver to charge the onboard battery to deliver EV driving with the flexibility of fast hydrogen refueling, Honda said.

“Honda established our goal to realize carbon neutrality by 2050 and the complete electrification of our vehicle lineup by 2040 is critical to achieving it,” said Gary Robinson, vice president of Auto Planning & Strategy for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “As we accelerate our plan to produce Honda battery EVs in the United States, we also will begin low volume production of fuel cell electric vehicles there to further explore their great potential as part of a sustainable transportation future.”

Since opening in 2016, the PMC has been responsible for production of the Acura NSX supercar, multiple Acura PMC Edition vehicles (including TLX, RDX and MDX) along with Honda Performance Development race cars, and will oversee the production of the FCEVs, Honda said.

“Our associates at the Performance Manufacturing Center have really enjoyed the opportunity to successfully introduce several specialty vehicles into the market,” said PMC plant leader Gail May. “This facility is perfect for production of a new Honda fuel cell electric vehicle, as our small-volume capability enables us to really leverage the skill and expertise of our team to produce quality zero-emission vehicles here in North America.”

A.J. Hecht

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