Honda Clarity Fuel Cell gets 366-mile EPA range – 54 miles above Mirai
Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell has received an official EPA-rated driving range of 366 miles, with a gasoline-equivalent combined rating of 68 mpg.
The range rating is claimed to be the highest of any zero-emission vehicle, beating other FCVs and battery-powered vehicles. For comparison, EPA figures for the Toyota Mirai and Tesla Model S 90D are 312 miles and 294 miles, respectively. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell is lower still with a 265-mile estimate.
“With a growing network of hydrogen stations and fast fueling time, the zero-emissions family road trip is no longer science fiction,” said Honda environmental business development VP Steve Center.
The California Fuel Cell Partnership lists just 22 refueling stations open for business across the entire state, mostly spread around Los Angeles and San Francisco. Honda appears to be hoping the extra range will give the Clarity an edge over direct rivals and encourage more buyers to consider hydrogen despite scant infrastructure.
The Toyota Mirai counted just 710 sales through the first three quarter of the year, hinting at trouble for hydrogen technology as zero-emissions attention continues to focus on pure battery-powered vehicles.
Honda has not yet announced pricing details for the Clarity FCV, which should land in California showrooms by the end of the year.