Honda has delivered a Honda FCX hydrogen fuel cell car to the city of Chula Vista, CA. This brings the total of FCX vehicles in service in California to 10. The city will lease the vehicle for two years and operate the FCX on a regular daily basis. Refueling will be at a publicly accessible hydrogen station already operated by the city on their property.
The FCX is the only fuel cell car certified by the U.S. EPA (Tier-2 Bin 1) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) (Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV)).
In 2004, the city of San Francisco leased two cars, joining the City of Los Angeles (five cars) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (two cars) as FCX customers.
An earlier post on the specifications of the 2nd-generation 2005 FCX is here. Honda significantly boosted the performance in this new model by using its own fuel cell stack.