At a press conference held on October 28, Honda announced its outline for their all-new soon-to-be-released fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) unveiled by President Takahiro Hachigo.
This new FCV is named the Clarity Fuel Cell with the â€˜Clarityâ€™ inherited from their current FCX Clarity. By placing the fuel cell stack under the hood for the first time for a production FCV, the Clarity Fuel Cell offers a spacious interior that seat up to five passengers, bettering the four-passenger limit of their FCX Clarity and the Toyota Mirai.
After refueling on hydrogen in about three minutes, the Clarity Fuel Cell offers a cruising distance (JC08 mode) of more than 700km, which exceeds the Miraiâ€™s 650km. Priced at 7,660,000 yen, the Clarity Fuel Cell will be released next March in Japan and delivered to the North American and European markets thereafter.
President Hachigo said, â€œWe established an original package based on Hondaâ€™s traditional MM concept by downsizing the mechanism space and expanding space for passengers. This sedan will become the benchmark for FCVs.â€
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)