General Motors and Honda have crafted a partnership to produce and accelerate hydrogen fuel cell technology, but GM has largely been absent from building a vehicle equipped with the technology for consumers.
On the other hand, Honda has been gung-ho on the propulsion method, introducing a new Honda Clarity sedan powered exclusively by hydrogen. Jalopnik reports the Clarity sedan will also gain a family of propulsion methods, however. Joining the hydrogen-only sedan will be a full-electric version and a plug-in hybrid.
The question may be, will GM follow a similar path? The General has previously stated hydrogen technology is very much in its infancy, and by the time it would provide a vehicle for consumers, the vehicle would already be nearly obsolete. That’s how quickly the technology is improving.
Introducing hydrogen in baby steps alongside a suite of other vehicles may be the better solution to begin warming customers up to the idea of powering the vehicle with a letter from the periodic table of elements. However, no concrete plans have emerged from GM over the technology, but Honda has been outspoken on the work both automakers have accomplished.