Honda Automobiles: Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan Makes North American Debut during 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted on 18. Nov, 2015 by in Honda Canada

  • Five-passenger Clarity Fuel Cell available late 2016 primarily to business in California with rival pricing
  • Next-generation Honda FCV provides poignant gains in packaging, interior space and real-world performance, including an expected pushing operation in additional of 300 miles
  • Additionally, a height underpinning a Clarity Fuel Cell will also offer as a substructure for a next-generation plug-in hybrid electric automobile Honda will launch national by 2018

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan creates a North American entrance during a 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show currently as Honda announced additional sum for a many modernized zero-emissions automobile in a U.S. market. Serving as a subsequent expansion of Honda’s fuel dungeon technology, a Clarity Fuel Cell leverages dual decades of enrichment in Honda fuel dungeon technology, showcasing poignant gains in packaging, interior space, potency and real-world performance. Additionally, Honda announced that a height underpinning a Clarity Fuel Cell will also offer as a substructure for a next-generation Honda plug-in hybrid electric automobile (PHEV) that will launch national by 2018, with some-more than triple a all-electric operation of a Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan.

Honda will start deliveries of a Clarity Fuel Cell to business in late 2016 by name fuel dungeon dealers in name California markets starting in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, a San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. Eventually, Honda will enhance a operation of a selling to additional California markets and other states, including a Northeast as hydrogen refueling networks expand. The Clarity Fuel Cell will be labelled competitively with others in a shred and Honda expects a new era of environmental vehicles, that includes a Clarity Fuel Cell, to offer as a new volume post for Honda.

“Hydrogen fuel dungeon vehicles are a 0 emissions record that Honda believes in, and has worked to allege for some-more than 20 years,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp president, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Vehicles like a Clarity Fuel Cell are intensity diversion changers since they offer an uncompromising, 0 emissions patron experience, with utility, operation and refueling times on standard with today’s gasoline-powered cars.”

Customers meddlesome in a Clarity Fuel Cell are speedy to pointer adult during where they can accept some-more information and pointer adult for a event to turn a destiny Clarity Fuel Cell customer.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
Technological innovations to a Clarity Fuel Cell have combined a fuel dungeon smoke-stack that is 33 percent some-more compress than a prototype with a 60 percent boost in energy firmness compared to a effusive Honda FCX Clarity. The some-more compress fuel dungeon powertrain, allied in distance to a V-6 engine, fits wholly underneath a hood of a car, permitting for a atmospheric cabin with seating for 5 passengers. The new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell will underline a pushing operation estimated to surpass 300 miles, and an expected refueling time of approximately 3 mins during a vigour of 70 MPa.

As a subsequent course in Honda’s energetic FCV styling, a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell facilities a low, far-reaching aerodynamic physique with purify impression lines. The interior strives to grasp a polished and agreeable knowledge regulating abounding materials and intuitive, streamlined controls. Additional facilities embody a Honda Sensing™ apartment of reserve and motorist assistive technologies, support for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, LED extraneous lighting and 18-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels. The Clarity Fuel Cell will be accessible in black, white and signature red extraneous paint schemes.

Honda sees hydrogen and hydrogen fuel dungeon vehicles as one of a many earnest pathways to residence meridian change by shortening CO2 emissions of transportation. Honda has announced a company-wide idea of shortening CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2050, and a Clarity Fuel Cell is a one of a array of confidant stairs towards achieving that goal

Next-Generation Plug-In Hybrid
In addition, a height underpinning a Clarity Fuel Cell also serves as a substructure for a next-generation PHEV Honda will launch in a U.S. by 2018. This will be a new volume prolongation automobile in a Honda line adult accessible nationwide. Featuring a second iteration of a two-motor hybrid plug-in complement charity poignant improvements in battery ability and power, a next-generation Honda PHEV will offer some-more than triple a 13-mile all-electric operation of a Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. This operation will capacitate a 0 emissions invert for a normal American, while increases in energy will capacitate EV operation during highway speeds.

Honda Fuel-Cell Vehicle Leadership
Honda has led a attention for scarcely dual decades in a growth and deployment of fuel-cell record by endless real-world contrast and patron deployments, including a initial supervision swift business and first-ever sell patron leasing program. Since a introduction of a first-generation fuel dungeon vehicle, a FCX, in 2002, Honda has done poignant technological advancements in fuel-cell automobile operation in both prohibited and frozen continue while assembly patron expectations and reserve regulations.

Honda has deployed vehicles in a U.S. and Japan, including a FCX Clarity, that was named a 2009 World Green Car. The association has delivered these vehicles to particular sell consumers in a U.S. and collected profitable feedback concerning real-world use of both fuel-cell vehicles and open hydrogen refueling stations.

Honda’s second-generation fuel-cell vehicle, a FCX Clarity, launched in Jul 2008 and was fast heralded as a technological breakthrough in a areas of design, wrapping and efficiency. As a world’s initial dedicated height fuel-cell vehicle, a FCX Clarity was powered by a Honda V-flow fuel dungeon smoke-stack positioned in a core hovel of a vehicle, with a electric engine located down low in a front of a vehicle, providing opening on standard with a gasoline powered sedan, including 240 miles of pushing range.

In an bid to speed a enrichment of a refueling infrastructure outward of California, in May 2013 American Honda assimilated a public-private partnership H2USA, that brings together automakers, supervision agencies, hydrogen suppliers, and a hydrogen and fuel-cell industries to coordinate investigate and brand cost-effective solutions to muster infrastructure that can broach affordable, purify hydrogen fuel in a United States. Additionally, in an bid to support a wider introduction of fuel-cell vehicles, Honda in 2014 affianced $13.8 million in financial support to FirstElement Fuel to build additional hydrogen refueling stations via a state of California.

In Jun 2013, Honda entered into a long-term collaborative agreement with General Motors to co-develop a next-generation of fuel-cell systems and hydrogen storage technologies, aiming for a 2020 timeframe. The partnership expects to attain by pity technological expertise, economies of scale and other benefits.

Honda Fuel-Cell Vehicle Firsts
The strange FCX became a initial EPA- and CARB-certified fuel-cell automobile in Jul 2002. The FCX also was a world’s initial prolongation fuel-cell vehicle, introduced to a U.S. and Japan in Dec 2002.

Additional Honda fuel dungeon record firsts include:

  • The initial fuel-cell automobile to start and work in sub-freezing temperatures (2003)
  • The initial fuel-cell automobile leased to an particular patron (July 2005).
  • The initial manufacturer to build and furnish a dedicated fuel-cell automobile (FCX Clarity) on a prolongation line privately done for fuel-cell vehicles (2008).
  • The initial manufacturer to emanate a fuel-cell automobile play network (2008).

Honda Environmental Leadership
Based on a prophesy of “Blue Skies for a Children,” Honda is holding a extensive proceed to shortening a environmental impact of a products, advancing fuel efficiency, low emissions and fun-to-drive opening with new powertrain technologies, including some-more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions and modernized electromotive technologies. Honda will offer several next-generation, modernized powertrain vehicles, including a launch of a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in 2016, and an all-new Honda plug-in hybrid indication by 2018. Honda will also enhance a use of a modernized two- and three-motor hybrid systems in a years to come. Together, these vehicles will offer poignant sales volume, enabling Honda to move ultra-low CO travel to consumers in a U.S.


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