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First Honda FCX Clarity customers receive key

First Honda FCX Clarity customers receive the ceremonial key to their Honda hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle on Friday in Santa Monica, Calif.

The first Honda FCX Clarity customers Ron Yerxa, center, and wife Annette Ballester received a ceremonial key to their Honda hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle at Honda of Santa Monica on Friday.

Honda announced that the zero-emissions vehicle would be available for 36-month leases only, beginning in late summer. Initial availability is limited to the Southern California and Japanese markets. Availability is expected to expand as hydrogen fueling stations become more widespread.