G’day, mate! Today we’re about to get all Australian as we talk about Honda. We won’t be ragging on Steve Irwin (too soon), or discussing the Crocodile Dundee movies (too awful). Instead, we’ll be showing a brief commercial Honda is running in the land down under.
The Premise: Honda’s FCX vehicle is so clean, it’s only emission is water.
The FCX is a futuristic looking vehicle most noted for running not on gasoline, diesel, electric or kangaroo energy. It runs on hydrogen. Hydrogen is a naturally occurring element that’s the most plentiful substance in the universe. It’s in all sorts of things like dirt, air, rocks, stars and water. In fact, the old chemical formula for water that you learned in school—H2O—features it quite prominently. The “H” is hydrogen!
The FCX uses hydrogen for fuel, and when it does, the only thing to come out of the tailpipe is water vapor. How does it create that instead of the noxious fumes that we’re accustomed to seeing? We have no clue. But it is pretty cool, and to emphasize exactly how cool, Honda came up with a clever way of serving the water to people (though of course it didn’t force them to drink it or anything). Check it out!