Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Not Your Father's Prius.

What's more sought after in Hollywood than an OscarĀ®? A hybrid hydrogen-electric, zero-emission car! AP is reporting that Honda is set to introduce the FCX Clarity to Southern California in the next couple of weeks.

A-listers Jamie Lee Curtis and her husband Christopher Guest are reportedly at the front of the line (no word on how they beat out the likes of Ed Begley, Jr. and Laurie David).

According to the AP write-up:

"The FCX Clarity, which runs on hydrogen and electricity, emits only water and none of the noxious fumes believed to induce global warming. It is also two times more energy efficient than a gas-electric hybrid and three times that of a standard gasoline-powered car, the company says.

Honda expects to lease a few dozen cars this year and 200 within three years. In California, a three-year lease will run $600 a month, which includes maintenance and collision coverage."