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Honda Automobiles: Honda Electrified! Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric Unveiled during 2017 New York International Auto Show

  • “3-in-1” Clarity array provides forlorn electric expostulate choice with reward midsize sedan capability and 3 modernized electrified powertrain options
  • Plug-in Hybrid expected to acquire 42-mile EV pushing operation rating and 330-mile extended operation rating
  • Honda targets five-fold boost in sales of electrified vehicles in subsequent 4 years

Honda now suggested a all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric alongside a already accessible Clarity Fuel Cell, observant it will aim U.S. sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in a initial 4 indication years. The Clarity array will minister to an expected five-fold boost in Honda’s U.S. sales of electrified vehicles over a subsequent 4 years as a association works toward a aim that two-thirds of a tellurian automobile sales will come from electrified vehicles by 2030.

The dual all-new electrified Honda vehicles will join a Clarity Fuel Cell, launched in Dec 2016, to make Clarity a initial ever automobile array charity business an stretched array of electrified automobile choices with fuel cell, battery electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains wrapped in a sophisticated, atmospheric and comprehensively versed five-passenger sedan.

“The Honda Clarity is directed during accelerating a deployment of modernized electrified powertrain record and bringing electrified vehicles serve into a mainstream,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, comparison clamp boss of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., during a company’s automobile uncover press conference. “The Clarity array also heralds a enrichment of a Honda Electrification Initiative, representing a investment in a full spectrum of electric-vehicle technologies.”

“Electrification is a destiny of mobility and a destiny of Honda, and it all starts now with this new Clarity series,” total Steve Center, clamp boss of a Connected and Environmental Business Development Office during American Honda.

Honda Clarity Series

As a subsequent course of Honda’s energetic styling for electrified products, any Clarity various has a low, far-reaching aerodynamic physique with singular pattern elements, including a possess special favourite color, and differentiated front styling, headlights, tail lamps and 18-inch amalgamate circle designs. Combined with superb and modernized extraneous styling, any Clarity array automobile has a atmospheric interior with gentle seating for 5 adults, given with premium, environmentally obliged materials.

Offering Honda’s “fun-to-drive” DNA, any Clarity various provides a smooth, still and rarely polished pushing experience, aided by a well-spoken and seamless impression of electric expostulate torque and acceleration. The Clarity array also comforts modernized technologies, including Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, and a full apartment of HONDA SENSING™ reserve and driver-assistive technologies.

With 3 opposite powertrains and oppulance packaging, a Clarity array has far-reaching appeal. This common “3-in-1” height plan will capacitate Honda to respond to infrastructure and marketplace developments, yield business national with an ultra-low CO automobile that meets their lifestyle needs, and takes Honda toward aloft volume sales of modernized powertrain products that will assistance revoke CO2 emissions.

The Clarity array is during a vanguard of Honda’s joining to residence society’s appetite and environmental concerns as a association expects poignant expansion in sales of efficient, reduce CO2 electrified vehicles. Honda has formerly announced skeleton to deliver a dedicated new hybrid automobile to a U.S. marketplace in 2018. The new Honda hybrid automobile will be done in America.

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, rising during dealerships national after this year, is expected to acquire an all-electric pushing operation rating of 42 miles1, a longest of any midsize plug-in hybrid. For longer trips, a Clarity Plug-in Hybrid can implement a hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine to beget electricity and, underneath certain conditions, to act as a approach energy source, ensuing in an expected altogether pushing operation rating in additional of 330 miles1.

The vehicle’s electromotive energy comes from a 181-horsepower electric engine producing 232 lb.-ft. of torque and sketch energy from both a gasoline engine and a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery container with a recharge time of 2.5 hours during 240 volts. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is expected to acquire an EPA fuel economy rating of 105 MPGe1  (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent) combined, during a tip of a class. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid comforts 3 selectable modes – Normal, Econ and Sport – permitting drivers to customize their experience, maximizing potency or pushing performance. A fourth mode – HV mode – is supposing to say a battery’s state of assign and can be comparison in and with Normal, Econ and Sport pushing modes.

As a sales volume personality in a Clarity lineup, a Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will be offering in dual premium-contented trims, customary and Touring.

Honda Clarity Electric

The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric is geared toward consumers who enterprise a spacious, gentle and affordable sedan that suits their daily pushing needs. The Clarity Electric is powered by a 161-horsepower (120-kilowatt) electric engine producing 221 lb.-ft. of torque and sketch energy from a 25.5-kWh battery pack. The automobile can by wholly charged in usually over 3 hours during 240 volts, and when regulating DC quick charging with a SAE Combined Charging System can grasp an 80 percent assign in usually 30 minutes.

The indication is expected to have an expected EPA fuel economy rating of 120/102/111 MPGe (city/highway/combined)2. Like a Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, a Clarity Electric comforts 3 selectable pushing modes – Normal, Econ and Sport. The Clarity Electric will launch after this year, starting with an appealing franchise module in California and Oregon.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda views fuel cells as a ultimate zero-emissions automobile record and a Clarity Fuel Cell offers immature early adopters a latest record to be on a forefront of “what’s next.” Honda began deliveries of a 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell in Dec 2016 in name California markets, where a consumer accessible network of hydrogen stations continues to grow, and has already delivered some-more than 100 vehicles.

Technological innovations to a Clarity Fuel Cell have total a fuel dungeon smoke-stack that is 33 percent some-more compress with a 60 percent boost in energy firmness compared to a predecessor, a Honda FCX Clarity. The some-more compress fuel dungeon and integrated powertrain, now allied in distance to a V-6 engine, fits wholly underneath a hood of a car, permitting for a some-more atmospheric cabin with seating for 5 passengers.

At 366 miles, a Clarity Fuel Cell has a top EPA pushing operation rating of any zero-emission automobile in America, including fuel dungeon and battery electric vehicles, and an EPA fuel economy rating of 68 MPGe3 combined. The Clarity Fuel Cell is accessible for a rival rudimentary franchise cost of $369 a month for 36 months with $2,868 due during signing4. The franchise terms embody an appealing mileage stipend of 20,000 miles per year, adult to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, adult to 21 days of an Avis Luxury Rental in California, 24/7 roadside assistance, and eligibility for California “White Sticker” singular newcomer HOV access. Lessees can also request for a State of California $5,000 rebate5. The Clarity Fuel Cell is accessible in 3 colors: Bordeaux Red Metallic, White Orchid Pearl and Crystal Black Pearl.

About Honda

Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by over 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity Fuel Cell newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 34 years and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America. In 2016, some-more than 96 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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1 Based on Honda inner testing. Your mileage will change depending on pushing conditions, how we expostulate and say your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

2 Your MPGe and operation will change depending on pushing conditions, how we expostulate and say your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition and other factors.

3 69 city / 67 highway / 68 total miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 366-mile pushing operation rating. Based on 2017 EPA ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your MPGe and pushing operation will change formed on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.

4 Includes down remuneration with no confidence deposit. Excludes taxes, registration, permit and play fees. For good competent lessees. Subject to accessibility commencement Dec 2016 to California residents on certified credit by Honda Financial Services. Closed finish franchise for 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell for good competent lessees. Not all field will qualify. No squeeze choice during franchise end. Total monthly payments $13,284. Lessee obliged for maintenance, extreme wear/tear, and 20 cents per mile over 20,000 miles per year. Lease includes Roadside Assistance, adult to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, and adult to 21 days Avis oppulance let car. Total due during franchise signing is $2,868 and taxation and registration and includes initial month’s remuneration and capitalized cost remission of $2,499. Offer theme to change but notice. Please see your certified Honda Clarity play for finish details. Accessories sole separately. See Honda Clarity play for details.

5 Applicants contingency request for a remission during The remission is formed on availability.