Pocahontas Gets a New Hydrogen Car!

qorianka kilcher with honda FCX Clarity hydrogen car photo
Q'orianka Kilcher with her new Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen-powered car. Photo: Honda
Q'orianka Kilcher Gets a New Honda FCX Clarity Hydrogen Car
Green actress Q'orianka Kilcher, know for her role of Pocahontas, has been driving a first generation Honda FCX fuel cell car since she was 17 (see photo below). But that was 2 years ago, and her lease was up, so she decided to renew with the new generation of Honda FCX Clarity. "Since my first car was the Honda FCX, I am proud to say that I have never pumped a gallon of gasoline," said Kilcher. "As a young person, I feel it is my responsibility to always try my best to think about the consequences of my actions and choices as a consumer, and the impact they have on our planet." More below.qorianka kilcher with honda FCX hydrogen car photo
That's the first generation Honda FCX. Not quite as sexy as the new one. Photo: ABG

Of course, the FCX Clarity isn't exactly easy to get your hands on. Honda is pretty selective, and if you aren't a celebrity, you probably won't get your over-sized FCX key and photo-op, but if you can get one, the the three year contract will be $600/month, including maintenance and insurance. Not too bad for a car that is probably worth more than a few Ferraris.

And even if hydrogen probably shouldn't be our main R&D; investment right now, it's certainly not a bad thing for companies to develop expertise with fuel cells (which can be used in things other than light cars), electric motors, refueling stations (at least this one is solar-powered!), etc.

Via Honda, Autobloggreen
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