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Honda FCX Clarity

Honda produces first hydrogen cars

FCX Clarity, a sedan powered by a hydrogen cell, has a combined fuel equivalent of 74 mpg and will be available for in California and Japan.

Honda has the first commercial production of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered

The Japanese auto manufacturer launched production of its first vehicles on Sunday in Tochigi, and announced its first customers.

The sedan, called the FCX Clarity, on electricity from a fuel battery that is powered by fuel. Steam is the car ‘s byproduct. The car can get a combined (city and driving) fuel efficiency of 72 miles per kg of H2 which, according to own estimates, is the equivalent of getting 74 mpg on a gas-powered car.

The car can be driven for about 280 miles needing to be refueled.

Honda CEO Fukui drives some of the people who will lease the FCX Clarity hydrogen car: Laura Harris (front Southland Industries CFO Jon Spallino her), and film producer Ron

(Credit: Honda Motor)

claims it is the first company to a hydrogen car certified for regular use by the U.S. Environmental Protection

This is an important day in the history of cell vehicle technology and a step closer to the day when cell cars will be of the mainstream, John Mendel, vice president of American said in a statement.

The car was first as a concept vehicle in 2005 at the Motor Show.

Honda FCX Clarity

Starting in July, Honda to offer the hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity a lease program at three in California: Power Honda Mesa, Honda of Santa and Scott Robinson Honda in Honda also plans to the cars available in Japan. The will be leased on a three-year for about $600 per month, to Honda.

Among the first will be actor/author Jamie-Lee and her husband, filmmaker Christopher of This is Spinal Tap fame.


Of course, hydrogen cars are not to be widely driven anytime Honda estimates it will only about 200 FCX Clarity over the next three In order to qualify for the lease would-be owners will to meet a set of criteria that living within range of a filling station, according to

As part of the lease, Honda provide any necessary service or on the vehicle.

The biggest obstacle in market appeal of hydrogen-powered vs. gas-electric hybrids is where could fill up their While the U.S. Department of has been a proponent of hydrogen as an alternative energy for cars, are currently few hydrogen-fuel filling the U.S.

There is also an ongoing as to whether hydrogen, a fuel requires large amounts of to be produced. is truly energy when its entire food is taken into consideration.

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