Hydrogen Power Takes Another Step Closer to Reality

Honda FCX Clarity

Fuel cell vehi­cles have been the goal of automak­ers and con­sumers who want to move beyond vehi­cles that run on fos­sil fuels, like gaso­line. Gen­er­al Motors and Hon­da have made the most progress. GM has a test fleet of 100 Equinox fuel cell vehi­cles in oper­a­tion. Begin­ning last July Hon­da is leas­ing 200 FCX Clar­i­ty vehi­cles, pow­ered by fuel cells, to cus­tomers in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. The avail­abil­i­ty of fuel is the biggest prob­lem; the Los Angles area only has three pub­lic hydro­gen sta­tions.