According to this article posted at www.seekingalpha.com, R&D for fuel cells is ahead of schedule at some auto manufacturers, but they still have miles to go before they can mass produce new cars powered by fuel cells. Most major auto manufacturers reportedly want to launch fuel cell-powered cars by 2015. Honda, one of the early leaders in fuel cell development for automobiles, launched its FCX Clarity FCEV
(pictured here) for commercial use on a limited basis in Southern California in 2008. The car, which has a driving range of approximately 240 miles, was designed from the ground up to be a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle that runs on electricity and emits only water vapor and heat into the air.