Reader Big Rick Stuart of KFOG in San Francisco (our hella favorite Bay Area rawk radio station) spied a Mini convoy (ok, two) of Nissan's experimental hybrid fuel-cell powered SUVs, the X-Trail, likely straight from Japan. BRS says:
"They were heading to San Francisco on the Bay Bridge about 3:45pm. They were right hand drive and looked exactly like the picture. They were both silver."
Though slightly far afield of Nissan's goal to road test the vehicles in the US in 2003, with an eye toward launching a limited leasing program, it appears the program is underway in some form.
X-TRAIL FCV [Nissan]
More alternative-energy vehicles [internal]