Honda’s new fuel cell vehicle will be available in California by the end of 2016.
The Japanese automaker has announced that the Clarity will be offered with a competitive introductory lease price of $369 a month for 36 months plus tax. The lease will require $2,499 plus first month’s payment at signing and the terms include an attractive mileage allowance of 20,000 per year, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, up to 21 days of an Avis Luxury Rental in California and 24/7 roadside assistance.
Retail leasing for the Clarity will only be available to residents who live or work near Honda’s network of 12 approved fuel cell vehicle dealerships in select California areas. There are six dealerships that are eligible in Southern California, five in the Bay Area and one in Sacramento.
The Honda Clarity received an EPA driving range rating of 366 miles and fuel economy rating of 68 MPGe combined.
“Launching the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at an affordable lease price will enable more consumers to enjoy the benefits of this spacious and well-equipped fuel cell vehicle,” said Steve Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “With an EPA driving range rating of 366 miles, fast refueling and a growing network of hydrogen stations in key California markets, the Clarity Fuel Cell offers an experience on par with traditional gasoline vehicles.”