Issue: Oct 2016


Gore's Fuel Cell Technology Applied In Latest Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle



by Jon Knox

Honda Motor Company Ltd. (Honda) introduced its latest Clarity fuel cell vehicle in Japan in March 2016, and it is due to be available in the US in late 2016. The innovative Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is creating lots of buzz for its user-friendly technology and spacious interior.

 

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the first fuel cell sedan that provides cabin space for five passengers. That's thanks to Honda's downsized fuel cell stack power train, the efficient, high-power-density, zero-emissions engine mounted under the vehicle's hood.

 

Inside that stack are next-generation fuel cell membranes developed by W.L. Gore & Associates.

 

Gore's GORE-SELECT® Membranes facilitate the chemical reaction between the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle's hydrogen fuel and oxygen. The unique design of the Gore membranes contributes to the fuel cell stack's increased power density while meeting Honda's strict requirements for durability and quality.

 

Since Gore entered the fuel cell industry in the early '80s, Gore Fuel Cell Components have been used in thousands of applications worldwide. Gore's portfolio of fuel cell membranes is known to the industry as having the highest performance and highest durability, two key factors in the life of an automotive power train.

 

About W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

 

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company's portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. "100 Best Companies to Work For" lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at gore.com.



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