Jamie Lee Curtis Picks Up Her New Hydrogen Vehicle
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.