Green Cars Drive Into LA Spotlight

Zero-emissions hydrogen cars hit the streets of Hollywood
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2008 3:00 PM CDT
Actress Q'Orianka Kilcher, who played Pocahontas in the film "The New World", goes for a test drive in the new FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car.   (AP Photo/American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Susan Goldman)
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(Newser) – Hydrogen cars are the latest Hollywood must-have, and automakers are more than happy to see stars behind the wheel, the LA Times reports. The vehicles—which emit nothing but water—instantly speed celebrities to first place in the game of green one-upmanship. They are still years away from going on sale to the public.

"I want to do everything I can to make sure that people know that the technology is available and we are not far off from having this on the road," said Til Death star Joely Fisher. She's enjoying the "bragging rights" of having one of just 20 existing BMW Hydrogen-7s, and figures it's worth the hassle of having to travel to one of just 61 hydrogen fueling stations in the country to fill up.