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Honda and Los Angeles Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

December 15, 2004

TORRANCE, CA — American Honda announced on December 2 the second anniversary of its relationship with the City of Los Angeles as the first customer for its hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle, the Honda FCX.Honda delivered the first of its five FCX fuel cell vehicles to Mayor Jim Hahn in December of 2002. In the intervening years, the city has operated five hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles on a regular basis accumulating more than 25,000 miles as part of their alternative fuel fleet."Los Angeles is pleased to partner with Honda to lease these innovative fuel cell vehicles, which use emerging technology to significantly reduce energy use, clean our air and promote renewable energy sources," said city of Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn. "Fuel cells have the potential to revolutionize the transportation and energy industries, and we are proud that Los Angeles will play a major role in helping to develop the next generation of clean, energy efficient vehicles." Today, Honda has twelve fuel cell vehicles with customers including the State of New York, the city of San Francisco, California´s South Coast Air Quality Management District, the city of Chula Vista and the city of Los Angeles.

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