Honda has shown an admirably tenacious commitment to the alternative propulsion system known as the fuel cell. These magical motors run on compressed liquefied hydrogen, which is harnessed from the air and release nothing from their tailpipes but a bit of water vapor. (Of course, the hydrogen-separation process requires energy, though it could be powered by clean energy such as solar or wind.) This latest concept is shaped like the offspring of an ibuprofen caplet, a ceramic wok, and an open Leatherman tool, but we dig its radical design language. Honda's concept cars tend to come to production nearly unchanged, so we look forward to seeing this soon at the local compressed liquefied-hydrogen fueling station. [honda.com]
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