August 5, 2008
Second Honda FCX Clarity Zero-Emissions Fuel Cell Vehicle Now on the Road
Honda Delivers FCX Clarity Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Vehicle to Jamie Lee Curtis.
Photo: Honda FCX Clarity
Photo: Honda FCX Clarity interior
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced that its second FCX Clarity customer, Jamie Lee Curtis, took delivery of the vehicle on July 31, 2008. Curtis and husband Christopher Guest are the second of approximately 200 customers who will begin leasing the vehicle in the United States and Japan over the next three years.
Photo: Jamie Lee Curtis, second customer of Honda's FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle at a hydrogen filling station in West Los Angeles. Curtis is the second of approximately 200 customers who will lease the vehicle in the United States and Japan, with the vast majority of vehicles being leased in Southern California. (Photo Credit: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Alex Berliner(C)Berliner Studio/BEImages)
"I really wasn't expecting it to be so luxurious," said Curtis. "It's luxurious, luxurious, luxurious! I love the interior layout, design and access to controls. It is user-friendly and very modern."
Actress and children's book author Curtis and her husband, filmmaker Guest, live in Santa Monica. They have owned other alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles and continue to seek out ways to live and advocate a greener lifestyle.
Ron Yerxa and Annette Ballester, Santa Monica residents, took delivery of the first FCX Clarity on July 25, 2008.
Photo: Actress Q'Orianka Kilcher, who played Pocahontas in the film "The New World", poses for a photo after she drove the new Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at the LA Auto Show. (Photo Credit: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Susan Goldman)
"The FCX Clarity is a next-generation, hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle. Propelled by an electric motor that runs on electricity generated in the fuel cell, the vehicle's only by-products are heat and water, and its fuel efficiency is three times that of a modern gasoline-powered automobile."
Source: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.