We take a look at Fuel Cell vehicles sales performance in 2016, with 2.312 units registered in 2016, up 225%, FCEV's are more or less at the the same point that EV's were in 2009, so if they follow the same growth curve as plug-ins, we should see this technology reach 100.000 sales in 2019. Or not. Any bets?
But let's look at the individual performances of the three models currently on sale:
Toyota Mirai - 2.039 Mirai were registered in 2016, a big step above the 498 of the previous year, with Japan and the USA representing 85% of the sales. Will it reach 10.000 units this year?
Hyundai ix35/Tucson FCEV - Numbers of the Korean Fuel Cell dropped regarding 2015, with 160 units being registered in 2016, versus 213 in the previous year. A discontinued model in its ICE form, don't expect much from this one in 2017.
Honda Clarity FCEV - 113 units were registered in its landing year, with 2017 looking to reach some 2.000 units by year end. But the interesting thing with this model is that later on, it will be the first model to be available as FCEV, PHEV and BEV. It will be up to the consumer to decide what to pick, a similar experience is being done by Hyundai with the Ioniq and guess what buyers are preferring...