Honda plans to lease their new fuel-cell-powered concept car to the general public. The new FCX will be available to consumers in Southern California in limited quantities beginning in the summer of 2008.
The FCX is a Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV); and will be certified by the EPA as a Tier-2 Bin 1, which is the lowest possible EPA emissions rating. Honda has stated that the vehicle is twice as fuel-efficient as a hybrid, and three times more than a conventional gas fueled vehicle.
The Honda FCX Clarity
The FCX can travel approximately 270 miles before needing to refuel at one of several hydrogen fuel stations in the Southern California region. Honda is also currently developing a “Home Energy Station” which will supply energy to the home while refueling the car right inside the garage.