Edmunds' Inside Line is reporting that Honda is hatching some serious alt-power solutions in the coming years and all of them are headed to the U.S.

The Japanese automaker is already experimenting with 15 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles throughout the U.S., but the higher-ups at Honda realize that a fully functioning hydrogen infrastructure is still further down the road.

Their plan in the meantime is based around the introduction of a new hybrid vehicle for 2009, with production output aimed at 100,000 units per year. In addition, Honda plans on launching a line of clean diesel vehicles that are based off of the current generation cars now available in Europe. The new emissions technology being developed will allow Honda's diesels to pass the strictest of standards, namely those currently enforced in California.

Clean diesel technology from a Japanese automaker? We hope that the boys in Detroit are readying their own arsenal of oil-burners.

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