Honda Clarity Fuel Cell At The New York International Auto Show
Honda really treats the Clarity Fuel Cell as a global mainstream model, presenting it at all the major auto shows around the world.
The latest Japanese hydrogen fuel cell model can now add the 2016 New York International Auto Show to its list of shows attended.
However, despite Honda and Toyota public positioning of hydrogen technology as a pillar of near-term mobility, production numbers (and future sales estimates) are still strictly akin to an early pilot stage at the moment.
Only 200 Clarity Fuel Cells are to be made/delivered in the first year, with the first units already recently delivered in Japan. The U.S. rollout is expected to begin later this year.
Honda said that pace of introduction depends on the hydrogen infrastructure availability, which in regards to the US we know has been lackluster to say the least.
Monthly lease for lucky few who apply and are accepted should be below $500.
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell specifications:
- range of 750 km (466 miles) under JC08 standards, while EPA rating is expected at some 480 km (300 miles).
- 70 MPa hydrogen tank
- 130 kW, 300 Nm AC synchronous motor
- lithium-ion battery
- vehicle weight 1,890 kg
- 5 seats
- price in Japan 7,660,000 yen ($67,300)
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