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Friday, August 08, 2008
Honda FCX Clarity - Jamie Lee Curtis
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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis Leases The New 2009 Honda FCX Clarity

Actress and children's book author Jamie Lee Curtis took delivery of the new zero emissions 2009 Honda FCX Clarity on July 31, 2008 in California. She became Honda's second lease customer for this new hydrogen fuel cell car. The Honda FCX Clarity is the first production hydrogen fuel cell car to be made available for commercial lease worldwide, and Honda will lease 200 of these cars to customers over the next three years in the United States and Japan.

Curtis had the following to say about the FCX Clarity "I really wasn't expecting it to be so luxurious ... I love the interior layout, design and access to controls. It is user-friendly and very modern."

Honda indicates that the fuel efficiency of the FCX Clarity is 72 miles (124.8 km) per kg hydrogen gas. They also say that the fuel efficiency of the Honda hydrogen fuel cell stack is three times better than a conventional gasoline powered vehicle. The FCX Clarity runs on hydrogen gas and converts this fuel to electricity by means of the fuel cell, powering a Honda designed electric motor that drives the wheels. The Honda FCX Clarity is a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) producing just water and heat as an exhaust.

Jamie Lee Curtis won a Golden Globe Award for the motion picture "True Lies" in 1994, and is very well know for her starring roles in the films "Trading Places" (1983) and "A Fish Called Wanda" for which she received great acclaim. Curtis also writes children's books and along with her husband filmmaker Christopher Guest, they support lifestyles to protect the environment. 

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