Honda FCX Clarity Named 2009 'World Green Car'



    NEW YORK, April 9 /CNW/ - Recognizing Honda's commitment to environmental
leadership in the area of alternative fuels and hydrogen-powered fuel cell
technology, the Honda FCX Clarity was declared the 2009 "World Green Car."
    At New York International Auto Show press conference, the Honda FCX
Clarity was named the 2009 World Green Car. The FCX Clarity was chosen from an
initial entry list of 22 contenders nominated by 59 World Car jurors from 25
countries worldwide. The award was presented to Steve Center, vice president
of National Marketing Operations for American Honda, Torrance, California.
    The FCX Clarity, a sleekly styled hydrogen fuel cell-powered sedan
currently available on a limited lease-basis, is powered by an electric motor
that runs on electricity generated by an on-board fuel cell stack. The
vehicle's only emission is water, and its fuel efficiency is up to three times
that of a modern gasoline-powered automobile and two times that of a
gasoline-powered hybrid vehicle.
    The World Green Car awards were inaugurated in 2003, and officially
launched in January 2004, to reflect the reality of the global marketplace, as
well as to recognize and reward automotive excellence on an international
scale.
    The awards are administered by a non-profit association, under the
guidance of a Steering Committee of automotive journalists from Asia, Europe,
and North America. There is no affiliation with, nor are the awards influenced
by any publication, auto show, automaker or other commercial enterprise.

    
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