In June of 2005 Honda became the first car company in the world to lease a hydrogen fuel cell powered car to Jon Spallino, of Redondo Beach, California. During the 2005-6 auto show season, they showed off a concept version of their first purpose-built fuel cell powered car. Earlier this year they announced that the car would go into low volume production in 2008 and yesterday they allowed a group of journalists to drive the first two prototypes at the Laguna Seca racetrack along with the two of
In June, 2005, Honda Motor Co. leased it first fuel-cell vehicle, the FCX, to the Spallino family (pictured) for two years. The Spallinos, who live in Los Angeles, use the vehicle as their daily vehicle to shop, ferry kids to sports, and some long-distance travels. They log their usage of the FCX, thus providing real-world information to the automotive company. The Spallinos have also another role: impromptu fuel cell educators.