Monday, June 16, 2008

The Honda FCX Clarity is slated to be the first commercial hydrogen powered car. First road tests have the 2009 model hitting over 90 miles per hour, and the vehicle has a modest 134 horsepower. The Clarity's only emissions are steam, no harmful gases whatsoever.

Honda's plans for the first three years of FCX Clarity's production is to get the vehicle into the hands of 200 lessees. The car will only be made available through a 3 year lease, no outright purchasing plans have been made available. The cities of Irvine, Torrance, and Santa Monica California will be the starting point for distribution as well as hydrogen fueling station availability.
Vehicle Spcs:

Base price: Three-year lease, $600/month

Engine: Fuel cell and 288-volt lithium battery, 134 hp/189 lb-ft

Transmission: Direct-drive electric motor, front-wheel drive

Length x width x height: 190.3 x 72.7 x 57.8 in

Wheelbase: 110.2 in

Curb weight: 3582 lb

Fuel economy (EPA city/hwy): 68 mpg combined EPA cycle (est.)

Major standard features: Power windows/locks/mirrors; AM/FM/CD/XM/MP3 audio system with iPod input and steering wheel-mounted audio controls; dual-zone climate control; remote keyless entry; tilt/telescope steering wheel; alloy wheels; voice-operated navigation; active (radar-guided) cruise control

Safety features: Anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control; dual front, side and curtain airbags; tire pressure monitors

Warranty: All maintenance provided during three-year lease

Information about the Honda company and the American Honda Motor Company can be found Here


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