Honda will be selecting three dealers to start selling its next-generation fuel cell car when it goes on sale in the summer of 2008. The three dealers that will sell the Honda FCX Clarity, which was unveiled at the LA Auto Show last week, will be near Santa Monica, Irvine and Torrance since they are close to fuel cell stations.
Unlike the current FCX which is only available to hand-picked customers, the FCX will be Honda’s first fuel-cell car available to general consumers for a three-year lease of $600 a month.
According to Steve Ellis, fuel cell marketing manager for Honda in America, about 50 or so people have signed up on the web site for the FCX Clarity. Ellis declined to say how many Honda plans to produce.
The Honda FCX Clarity will get a combined fuel-economy of 68mpg with a vehicle range of up to 270 miles. The car is powered by an advanced new lithium-ion battery pack that is 40 percent lighter and 50 percent smaller than the modern hybrid powertrains.
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