Honda's press conference (2015 Tokyo Motor Show)

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: Honda’s President Hachigo “The Clarity FC will become the benchmark for FCVs”

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 ‘Clarity’ 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 Mirai’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, “We established an original package based on Honda’s traditional MM concept by downsizing the mechanism space and expanding space for passengers. This sedan will become the benchmark for FCVs.”

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)