Honda Teams up with GM to Develop Next-Gen Fuel Cells

July 5th, 2013 by

2013 Honda Fit EVHonda and General Motors are moving forward with a long term plan to develop next-generation fuel cell system for vehicles, as well as new hydrogen storage technology. The project is expected to continue until 2020. Both companies lead the market in the number of patents filed for fuel cell technology, making them leaders in alternative fuel development.

Though the two companies compete for market shares in many of the same segments, a merger allows them to combine resources and move more quickly towards a common goal. A broader, market application of the new technology will also make alternative fuel more accessible and affordable to consumers.

Honda’s Continuing Dedication to Alternative Fuel Technology

A focus on developing new fuel-efficient technology is nothing new in Honda’s book. Honda currently has several models that utilize hybrid and alternative fuel energy sources, including hybrid and electric models, as well as a Civic powered by Natural Gas. The 2013 Honda Fit EV, an entirely electric version of the popular Fit hatchback, has seen a spike in popularity over the last month thanks to a new, lowered monthly leasing price of only $259 a month.

A 2014 Accord Hybrid model is currently in the works, along with an Accord Hybrid Plug-in model that can run both off of gasoline and a battery charged right at home. Middletown Honda is expecting to receive both models when they become available.

Find Out More About Honda’s Current Fuel Efficient Options

Middletown Honda is pleased to offer popular vehicles like the 2013 Civic Sedan with a maximum EPA estimated highway fuel efficiency of 39 mpg when equipped with an automatic transmission.* If you would like to learn more about the different vehicles available from Honda, we invite you to check out our current inventory, complete with mileage ratings, and stop by for a test drive!

 

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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