IN JULY, the IRS announced that the hydrogen-powered Honda FCX fuel cell vehicle became eligible for the Qualified Fuel Cell Motor Vehicle Credit program. The credit is part of the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005. The FCX has been in use since 2002.
According to Phil Baxley, President, Shell Hydrogen LLC, in an interview with Lou Ann Hammond “hydrogen is a part of our economy now.” Shell’s first hydrogen station, Benning Road Retail Station in Washington D.C., was the first hydrogen dispenser at a retail gasoline station in the U.S.
Honda Tetsuo Iwamura, president, and chief executive officer of American Honda Motor, Co., Inc., introduces the Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle during the LA Auto Show, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. The Honda FCX Clarity, which will be available on a limited retail basis in Summer 2008, enables levels of performance previously unattainable in a fuel cell car.