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Honda Automobiles: Honda Takes Bold Step with Honda Clarity Series; Fuel Cell, Battery Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Variants to Leverage Common Platform

  • Clarity Fuel Cell gets dual electrified siblings – a Clarity Electric and a Clarity Plug-in Hybrid – both rising in 2017
  • New contingent of Clarity vehicles yield forlorn choices to business by 3 opposite electric powertrain options
  • All Clarity vehicles will offer spacious, five-passenger seating, reward comforts and interior appointments; consumers can learn some-more during

DETROIT – Honda now announced that a arriving Clarity Fuel Cell will be assimilated by dual additional variants, a Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, rising in a U.S. in 2017. The further of dual new Clarity vehicles, formed on a same height underpinning a new Clarity Fuel Cell, creates Clarity a initial automobile in a attention to offer fuel cell, electric and plug-in hybrid record on one indication platform, charity Honda business an stretched array of electrified automobile choices to fit their particular tastes and pushing needs.

Following a U.S. launch of a Clarity Fuel Cell in late 2016, a Clarity Electric will go on-sale in 2017.  The Clarity Electric will be a initial affordable, midsize, five-passenger battery electric automobile (BEV) to offer reward calm and features. The third automobile in a Clarity series, a Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, will launch in all 50 states after in 2017 and will be a volume personality in a series, seamlessly mixing an all-electric pushing operation in additional of 40 miles with a hyper-efficient gasoline-hybrid extended operation mode.

With superb extraneous styling, a Clarity array of vehicles will also offer atmospheric interiors given with premium, environmentally-responsible materials and thoughtful, stylish pattern cues. The Clarity array will also underline modernized technologies, including Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ as good as customary Honda Sensing™ reserve and driver-assistive technology. 

“The Honda Clarity Series will yield business with a well-equipped, premium, midsize automobile with operation of ultra low-carbon powertrain options to fit their lifestyle needs,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp president, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.  “This Honda contingent of dedicated, modernized record vehicles, along with a stretched focus of two- and three-motor hybrid systems to a core models, represents a clever joining to Honda’s destiny and will assistance emanate a new volume post for electrified automobile sales.”

All of a Clarity models will precedence a height that has enabled a Clarity Fuel Cell’s low, far-reaching and aerodynamic proportions and atmospheric five-passenger cabin. This common height plan also enables coherence in responding to infrastructure and marketplace developments, and a ability to yield business national with an ultra-low CO automobile that meets their lifestyle needs while expanding a marketplace for Honda modernized record products.  The initial of a Clarity Series to launch will be a Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda’s many technologically modernized automobile ever, slated to start deliveries to business in name California markets in late 2016. The Clarity Fuel Cell will have a targeted monthly franchise cost of underneath $500.   

Technological innovations to a Clarity Fuel Cell embody a fuel dungeon smoke-stack that is 33 percent some-more compress than a prototype with a 60 percent boost in appetite firmness compared to a effusive Honda FCX Clarity. The some-more compress fuel dungeon and integrated powertrain, allied in distance to a V-6 engine, now fit wholly underneath a hood of a car, permitting for a some-more atmospheric cabin with seating for 5 adult passengers. The new Clarity Fuel Cell will feature an expected U.S. EPA pushing operation in additional of 300 miles, with a refueling time of approximately 3 to 5 minutes, roughly homogeneous to customers’ knowledge with gasoline refueling. 

In further to a Clarity series, a reengineered 2017 Accord Hybrid will go on-sale this spring, delivering both top-of-class appetite and fuel potency in a midsize hybrid sedan, as Honda seeks to grow sales of electrified vehicles – hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles and fuel dungeon vehicles. On a tellurian basis, Honda is aiming to have electrified vehicles comment for two-thirds of a vehicles sales around 2030.

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

About Honda

Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by approximately 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic and Accord newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a soon-to-be-launched Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 33 years and now operates 18 vital production comforts in North America. In 2015, some-more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda Commitment to a Environment

Based on a prophesy of “Blue Skies for a Children,” Honda is operative to allege technologies that residence society’s environmental and appetite concerns. Honda is targeting a 50 percent rebate in a sum association CO2 emissions on a tellurian basement by 2050, compared to 2000 levels.

Honda will deliver a new 2017 Accord Hybrid and a launch of a Honda Clarity starting in 2016, that offers a hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle, followed by a new Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid in 2017, as a association strives to comprehend poignant expansion in sales of electrified vehicles.


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