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Hydrogen Powered Honda FCX Clarity

The Honda FCX Clarity is starting to get some bad publicity, considering it’s not as green as it seems.  According to industry analysts the Honda Hydrogen-Powered small size car is not the answer to our fuel problems and may be more disaster than relief.  First thing that comes to my mind is the famous fire ball known as The Hindenburg.

Furthermore it appears that Honda may be producing the FCX Clarity as nothing more than a publicity stunt.  Honda is planning to produce a very limited number of the Clarity, meaning 200, all pre-sold to actors and other big wigs.  Smells like they are looking cook up some advertising, but actually solve our addiction to gasoline…no.

After some closer inspection of the technologically advanced hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity, you realize your not really saving fossil fuels.  Electricity is still required to produce hydrogen and as we all know the majority of our electricity is still coming from burning fossil fuels.  Industry experts call this a displacement of pollution, not actually making it green at all.

Obviously none of this sounds nearly as good as just saying that the Honda FCX Clarity emits water from it’s tail pipe instead of carbon dioxide.  Like most minorities, the cuter ones always get the most attention.

Honda FCX Clarity

Hyundai To Release Lithium-Ion Hybrid

Hyundai has announced that they will be releasing a Lithium-Ion Hybrid Elantra model by next year.  To me that says they will have this giant energizer bunny that seats 4 available by January 09.  The problem is that I’ve seen dates like this come and go and if released too early causes nothing but battery recalls.

2009 Hyundai Lithium-Ion Hybrid

Despite all the technology it’s only expected to produce less than 40mpg.  Don’t get me wrong, this is great, but guessing at what the price tag will be I could still buy a lot more gas by buying a cheaper car than what this thing could save me.  $4 per gallon hurts, but if buying a $10,000 less car means I can put gas in my existing car for a further 8 years, so be it.

2009 Nissan Maxima Spy Shots

Spy photos of the next 2009 Nissan Maxima during testing this week. A few things to notice about the 09 Maxima is that it will be slightly larger than previous years and a redesigned flat grill. There may be more lurking under the camo, but that’s all we can see for now in this upcoming Maxima.

2009 Nissan Maxima

2009 Nissan Maxima

2009 Nissan Maxima

Thanks to Edmunds for the leg work on the spy photos.