Here’s a little something to get that dad or grad you may have missed these last couple of weeks: Honda is rolling out the first commercially available hydrogen fuel-cell car. They get great mileage, emit only water vapor and run real smooth, provided they don’t Hindenburg. True to form, some Southern Californians are already on the waiting list.
One of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of wider adoption of fuel cell vehicles is the lack of hydrogen fuelling stations.
The car will initially be available for lease starting July to a limited number of customers in southern California and then in Japan later this year.
Honda says it expects to lease a few dozen units in the U.S. and Japan within a year, and about 200 units within three years.