Yesterday, I was able to wade through traffic for two hours to make it to the media portion of the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. Thanks to those particularly on the Honda side (Timothy Cunningham and Chris Naughton) who illuminated me on their newest fuel cell vehicle. If interested, you can find a rather lengthy review of the Honda FCX Clarity that has too many details for posting in this blog.
As I had posted yesterday, the FCX Clarity will be leased to a few select customers in Southern California starting next summer. So, if you live near Torrance, Santa Monica or Irvine, California why not the Honda Fuel Cell team about your desire to lease of these hydrogen autos?
Also, making a showing of their hydrogen autos were GM and BMW. General Motors was showing off its Equinox Fuel Cell that is part of its Project Driveway program in which 100 people next year will help the company test out their vehicle. BMW was showing off their Hydrogen 7 internal combustion engine vehicle that they have been giving out to celebrities left and right this year from Brad Pitt to Will Ferrell to Jay Leno.
Many other alternative fuel vehicles also were on display including new hydrids, CNG and biofuel vehicles. What impressed me most was how green these auto shows have become. Sure the muscle autos are still there and the exotic are still very popular, but green has never been so “in” before. And, this has put a big old smile across my face.