Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and her husband, director Christopher Guest, have finally received delivery of their new Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. The celebrity couple is the second pair to take ownership of the new vehicle after film producer Ron Yerxa and Annette Ballester. Looks like Honda is taking a page out of Toyota’s book in getting this car into Hollywood hands first.
“I really wasn’t expecting it to be so luxurious,” said Curtis. “It’s luxurious, luxurious, luxurious! I love the interior layout, design and access to controls. It is user-friendly and very modern.”
While the Clarity is the first publicly available hydrogen-powered vehicle to hit the market, don’t go rushing off to buy one at your local dealership. The cars are only being leased from three dealerships in Southern California — and even then are in limited quantities and cost above $600/month.
Still, it’s great to see a hydrogen vehicle actually available to anyone with the cash to afford it — one of the reasons why the Clarity landed on our recent list of Top 5 Green Cars Hollywood Will Be Driving Tomorrow.
Now if the world can just figure out a less energy-intensive way to produce the hydrogen for these vehicles, we’ll be psyched. If it worked for Jack 30 years ago, (hydrogen produced by solar energy), it can work today.