Hydrogen cell car wins Honda top award
HONDA has received the prestigious Grove Medal in recognition of the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle.
The FCX Clarity is a practical car with room for four people and luggage and it is ready for use on the road.
Significantly, it has 2-3 times better fuel economy than its petrol equivalent and 1.5 times that of a petrol-electric hybrid. In addition to this excellent fuel economy the FCX Clarity produces no harmful gases, its only emission is water.
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