Honda Clarity Arrives At West Coast Dealerships
Honda Clarity Arrives At West Coast Dealerships! Honda’s only fuel cell vehicle, the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric Sedan, is finally arriving at dealerships in California and Oregon. The all-new, five-passenger vehicle produces zero emissions and offers an impressive 36 month $269/mo lease including 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance.
We originally reported on the Clarity line up, writing: “Honda will release three different cars under the Clarity name plate over the next three years in a bid to create a line of cars that are environmentally superior. The first car will be the Fuel Cell, which goes on sale in California later this year, and then the Clarity Electric next year and the Clarity Plug-in the year after that.
John Mendel, Honda of America Executive Vice President said about the plan, “The Clarity series will occupy a unique position in the market, providing customers with a well-equipped, premium, midsize vehicle with a range of ultra-low-carbon powertrain options to suit their lifestyle needs. (The Clarity) is developed, frankly, in line with all of our global development for the first time. Its not taking an existing model and trying to retrofit (compressed natural gas) or something to it. So the confidence comes from …moving the development of this vehicle series into our mainstream development cycle.” Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo hopes that by 2030 two out of every three Honda vehicles sold will be an environmentally friendly car– a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric car, or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.”
The Clarity Electric sedan is powered by a 161-horsepower electric motor, producing 221 lb.-ft. of torque and drawing power from a 25.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Even more impressive, the model can be fully charged in just over three hours at 240 volts. Drivers can utilize a DC fast charging with the SAE combined charging system, which can achieve over 80% charge in just 30 minutes.