It’ll be a while before we see the Honda CR-Z hybrid concept car, but a few southern California residents will shortly get to lease Honda’s FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel car.
Even thought they have yet to be real, both these cars represent the most innovative vehicles shown on the first day of the Detroit Auto Show here in Motor City on Sunday.
The Clarity will lease for $600 a month while Honda puts out an infrastructure to support the vehicle. A national roll-out is still not a certainty, according to Todd Mittelman with American Honda. The car features an electric motor and a single tank of hydrogen to charge the batteries, which promise 100 kW. The vehicle’s only emission is water. First deliveries will be this summer.
The CR-Z represents Honda’s second-generation hybrid, but Honda was spare with the details. Honda also plans another hybrid priced lower than today’s Honda Civic hybrid, which could be a production variant of the CR-Z.