written by bendygirl at Monday, June 16, 2008
Honda began production of its new FCX Clarity fuel cell car Monday. The Japanese automaker will produce about 200 of them over the next three years. Honda would not say how many will make it to the U.S., but those that do will be leased only in Southern California.
Not so long ago (about 2 weeks ago), there was much hand ringing and anti-GM talk (which always translates into anti-UAW talk) about how Honda and Toyota are so far ahead of US automakers in terms of hydrogen fuel cell cars, well, that's why I found this piece interesting, again, from CNN:
General Motors already has a test fleet of about 100 fuel cell-powered Chevrolet Equinox SUVs in the hands of "ordinary consumers" in California, New York and Washington D.C.
So, GM beat Honda to the punch and has more cars already in the hands of consumers BEFORE the first Honda Hydrogen fuel cell rolls off the assembly line.
So, let me just say, way to go GM, nice to see you ahead of the anti-union Honda corp!