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Handed the Keys to an Alternative Future

March 15, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Karen Thorp drives 60 miles a day to and from her job as a senior deputy district attorney of Los Angeles County, where her specialty is prosecuting multiple-murder suspects and kidnappers. But in commuting from Newport Beach to Long Beach to keep her fellow citizens safe, she doesn’t burn a single drop of gas. Her car is a Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell sedan, and it runs on zero-emission hydrogen.

Ms. Thorp is only the second non-Hollywood person to be handed the keys to a Clarity. The first car went to Ron Yerxa, a film producer, last July, and the second in August to the actress Jamie Lee Curtis and her filmmaker husband, Christopher Guest. Jim Salomon, the owner of a construction and engineering company, is driving the third one.

For full article, visit:
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/handed-the-keys-to-an-alternative-future/


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