Friday, November 30, 2007

Honda FCX emits only water vapour

A car that only emits water vapour - this has been the dream of many people. People have proved it is possible but Honda has actually put a car on the road.

The Honda FCX Clarity is a “dedicated platform hydrogen fuel cell vehicle", that runs on electricity powered by hydrogen, and emits only water vapor and heat into the air.

Unlike hybrid car, it does not use gasoline and is therefore a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV). The car is certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and by the EPA as a Tier-2 Bin 1, the lowest possible federal EPA emission rating. It will also receive an EPA Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) rating due to its entirely sealed fuel system.

Presently it only comes in one clour, Star Garnet, a unique deep-red tone.

It is certainly not aimed at motorheads who like powerful cars as the car only has a top speed of 100 miles per hour on a test track

Right now, they are not on sale and only a limited number of the FCX Clarity vehicles will be available for lease only in the Torrance, Santa Monica and Irvine areas in mid-2008. The lease should cost around $600 per month for three years (including maintenance).


charlesforster said...

According to California, these cars could help save billions in health-care spending. I posted about it.

tomilo said...

This is the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen in my life!! This car is praised for having no CO2 emmisions, however, it emits water vapour, which according to the greenhouse gas theory is the most potent of the greenhouse gases.

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog Charles.

Tomilo: I am not sure which greenhouse gas theory you are referring to but as far as I know, water vapour is not a greenhouse gas.

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Anonymous said...

Hi. The reason why CO2 (carbon dioxide) is considered a greenhouse gas is because it absorbs heat, which is then stuck in the atmosphere.the funny thing is water vapor absorbs heat more efficiently then CO2, thus being a worse greenhouse gas, by "theory"


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