The 2017 Honda Clarity has the best range rating of any electric vehicle that lacks an internal combustion engine, in the United States.
According to the Japanese-based automaker, the fuel cell vehicle returns the petrol equivalent of 68 mpg (3.46 lt/100 km) combined, which translates into an EPA driving range of 366 miles (589 km) on a full tank of hydrogen.
“Not only does the Clarity Fuel Cell fit five passengers and refuel in three to five minutes, it offers customers a driving range on par with gasoline-powered cars. The Clarity leads the pack with a 366-mile driving range rating, and with a growing network of hydrogen stations and fast fueling time, the zero-emissions family road trip is no longer science fiction“, said American Honda’s VP of the Environmental Business Development Office, Steve Center.
With a fuel cell and integrated powertrain almost the same size with a V6 engine, fitted entirely under the hood and thus allowing for a more spacious cabin, the Honda Clarity will arrive at selected California dealerships by the end of this year.
The car company has yet to release the official pricing details for the hydrogen-powered sedan, or the output numbers for that matter, but the North American version is expected to cost roughly $60,000 and it should be similar to the Japanese one, which uses a 174 horsepower electric motor and has a fuel stack capacity of 100 kW.