FCX 2002.12.2

The fuel cell system is located under the floor and the high-pressure hydrogen fuel tanks tucked under the rear seat, for a compact, easy-to-drive body size with plenty of interior space and superior collision safety performance
Honda custom-designed a platform for the FCX to ensure that it would deliver the body size, spaciousness, collision safety, and other basic functionality and performance features expected in an automobile. The layout freedom allowed by the fuel cell system was given full play. The high-pressure hydrogen storage tank was located under the rear seat, while the fuel cell system was centrally located under the floor in consideration of its size and weight, resulting in a spacious cabin while maintaining a high level of collision safety. The ultra-capacitor was laid out at an angle behind the rear seat to secure luggage space. A space-efficient rear suspension with outstanding driving performance was also employed, freeing up even more space. To top it off, a more compact PCU and transmission were added, resulting in an easy-to-drive body size. Despite the many structural components required in a fuel cell vehicle, the FCX's highly efficient packaging gives it all the ease of use one expects in a passenger car.
Superb maneuverability and handling stability
To complement the power train's smooth, powerful performance, the chassis and other components have been engineered for improved ride, stability, and comfort. From city to highway driving, the FCX delivers easy handling and a comfortable ride.
5-link double-wishbone rear suspension
An Accord-type rear suspension is used for superb handling stability and ride comfort. The suspension mount has also been unitized with the high-pressure hydrogen tank and sub-frame, contributing to greater space efficiency and easier installation.
EPS (Electronic Power Steering)
The specially designed rack-assist type EPS combines a light, natural handling feel at low speeds with solid stability at higher speeds.
Electronic vacuum pump brakes
An electronic vacuum pump and master power provide the right amount of braking assistance. ABS with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) comes as standard equipment.
55:45 front-rear weight distribution
The fuel cell system and other major components have been optimally positioned to provide the ideal front-rear weight distribution for a front-wheel drive car. This results in highly stable handling characteristics.
Climate control system offers superb heating and cooling
The air conditioner employs a cooling cycle with inverter-controlled compressor, while the heater uses an electrically heated hot-water heating system to deliver heating performance on par with a gasoline-powered car.


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