Oh hey look, another fuel cell car is on its way from Honda! That should be exciting news for the two dozen people who enjoy the FCX Clarity on a daily basis. Neat-o!

Honda says this exciting fuel cell car, which no one will actually ever drive, will be previewed by this design — the FCEV Concept, which is headed to the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Expect the final design to be more like a car and less like a bunch of colorful paint slapped all over a canvas.

Not that it matters, because no one will ever drive it.

Don't believe me, or the common sense notion that fuel cells are a magical technology that only exists in your imagination? Fine. Then Honda's own press release for the FCEV Concept also fails to be encouraging about their leadership in this non-viable field:

Honda was also the first manufacturer to put a fuel-cell electric vehicle in the hands of an individual retail consumer in 2005. Today, around two dozen customers are driving the FCX Clarity – enjoying the benefits of driving this advanced technology vehicle, while also contributing valuable experience, helping Honda to advance fuel-cell technology for the future.


Well, good for those two dozen people. Maybe Honda can hit two-and-a-half dozen if the FCEV goes into production!