At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Mobil 1 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, New York, the Honda FCX Clarity was declared the 2009 World Green Car on April 9, 2009. The FCX Clarity was chosen from an initial entry list of 22 contenders nominated by 59 World Car jurors from 25 countries worldwide.
The FCX Clarity, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered sedan currently available on a limited retail basis, is propelled by an electric motor that runs on electricity generated by an on-board fuel cell stack. The vehicle's only emission is water, and its fuel efficiency is three times that of a modern gasoline-powered automobile and two times that of a gasoline-powered hybrid vehicle.
Pictured is Takashi Sekiguchi, executive vice president of Auto Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., with the 2009 World Green Car award.