Honda Clarity Fuel Cell and Honda Smart Hydrogen Station
Japan, as one of the most bullish countries in the world on hydrogen fuel cell technology, and with two major entries from Toyota (with the Mirai) and Honda (with the Clarity Fuel Cell) announced some ambitious near-term targets for FCVs.
The number of hydrogen fuel cell cars is foretold to expand from 50 on the road today to (cumulatively):
- 40,000 in 2020
- 200,000 in 2025
- 800,000 in 2030
- 160 in 2020 (250 cars per station)
- 320 in 2025 (625 cars per station)
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) also intends to support research and development to make hydrogen fuel cells affordable, halving the costs by 2020 (from todays costs) and to around one-fourth by 2025.