Honda FCX Clarity driven What Car?

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Honda FCX Clarity driven

For than 10 years, hydrogen-powered cell cars have about 10 years away. The bad is, they’re still around 10 away. Although not for everyone.

FCX Clarity is the world’s first fuel cell car, in Japan and in California. Although are no plans to bring the car to the UK (a great it does give us a glimpse the future. Judging by our first that future looks bright.

Hydrogen-powered cars mix and oxygen in a fuel cell to electricity. The electricity is then fed to a which drives the car. The by-product is water, making cell cars true emissions vehhicles.

There’s an on-board battery to out, and that’s charged energy recovered during

Man on the moon

So why can’t we get fuel cars in the UK? The simple answer is hydrogen isn’t freely in a form we can use. Getting pumps onto our garage is a logistical nightmare that’s to getting another man onto the too – and strangely those two things coincide.

Just as America just have someone across the moon’s surface in to celebrate fifty years the first landing, so Honda there’ll be good reason to a Civic -sized fuel car to the UK.

Hopefully, by then, fuel (and others) with a gentle persuasion from will have an infrastructure in that will allow us to fuel cell cars.

So it be worth it? The FCX is a remarkable car, not in its technology, but in proving that can still build exciting, quality, eco-friendly cars – after the disappointment that is the hybrid.

You turn the key and hit the power in the FCX, just as you do in many cars. In fact, the FCX feels that. Normal.

It’s more Prius Insight in that there’s no sound as you start up or drive – just the gentle whirr of power.

100mph and 100mpg

Honda FCX Clarity

the Prius, an engine never in. Instead, there’s a seamless of power that will going from zero to the maximum, accompanied by a gentle It’s an odd noise, not unlike a child, but far less grating!

It disappears as you reach your speed.

Honda doesn’t a zero to 60mph figure, but it around the 10 second mark – so quick. There’s plenty of for overtaking, too.

Honda quote an mpg figure, although has to be taken in context. We have no how much it will cost the fuel is freely available, when governments see the value of tax. Still, 100mpg at emissions is impressive.

The big advantage over plug-in vehicles is range – the FCX will do 285miles on a four-kilo tank of which at the prices on the pumps in works out at around £30 for a tankful.

just as impressive about the FCX is it’s still a proper Honda has chosen to fit only seats — in a ‘futuristic – and there’s bags of space for There’s even enough for four bags of golf in the boot, in addition to the hydrogen tank.

The ride quality is firm, but not so, it’s refined on the move and quality is impressive – a world from the flimsy, cheap in the Insight. Even the seat are made from corn-based

Fuel cell cars are ready – major manufacturers, Honda, have signed a of understanding saying they to have fuel cell available from as soon as It’ll be a shame if a hydrogen takes any longer – these are we can benefit from and enjoy rather than later.

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