Honda Clarity Fuel Cell shown in Tokyo image
Honda is currently displaying the production-ready Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
Honda is remaining competitive in the hydrogen powered vehicle segment as it’s currently pulling the wraps off a production-ready Clarity Fuel Cell, on the verge of the 2015th Tokyo Motor Show. The model in question will compete against the Toyota Mirai and it’s set to hit the market sometimes next year, on its local market, Japan, and to be offered later on in some select European markets as well.
The new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell stands at 4,895 mm long, 1,875 mm wide and 1,475 mm tall. The vehicle can seat up to five people inside it and it has a spacious cabin obtained by minimizing the space needed by the powertrain which is said to be the size of a conventional V6. The thickness of each cell is said to be reduced by 1 mm (20 percent) making it 33 percent smaller than the one introduced by Honda in the FCX Clarity.
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell has a 70 MPa high pressure hydrogen tank which is providing it with more than 700 km (435 miles) of range and refilling it will take approximately 3 minutes. The total output produced by the assembly stands at 177 HP (130 kW). The design of the car is not really conventional as it has an aerodynamic body, LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels and more, but the cabin is bringing a more conventional layout however.