2003 Honda FCX

Second Floor -  Industry

This hydrogen fuel cell-powered Honda FCX was leased to the City of Los Angeles in December 2002, earning it the distinction of being the first fuel cell vehicle delivered to a commercial customer in North America. Inside the fuel cell, hydrogen from an on board storage tank is combined with oxygen to create a chemical reaction that produces electricity. The electricity is then sent to an 80-horsepower electric motor that can propel the vehicle to a top speed of 93 miles per hour.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Gift of American Honda Motor Company, Inc.