It's a compact two-door four-seater with a hatch, reminiscent of a squished Civic. It has all the features a non-fuel cell car would have: ABS, climate control, turn-key ignition. Except what is being "ignited" is an 80-hp electric motor that draws from two hydrogen tanks that sit just behind the rear wheels along with from ultra-capacitators that recover energy made available through coasting and braking. The slight downside: the current state of fuel cell technology allows the car a scant 170 miles between hydrogen refills. The big upside: the car is fun. With loads of low-end torque, a stable and tossable platform, it can be driven with an enthusiast's fervor. The massive, huge upside: it's even more environmentally-friendly than gas-electric hybrids.


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