At a press conference held on October 28, Honda Motor Company launched their all-new soon-to-be-released Clarity Fuel Cell.
The name, Clarity Fuel Cell was partly inherited from Hondaâ€™s FCX Clarity. Based on their theme of â€œexpanding space for passengers and downsizing space for mechanismsâ€, the Clarity Fuel Cell is the first production FCV to feature its fuel cell stack underneath the hood for enhanced spaciousness. As a result, it seats up to five passengers, bettering the four-passenger limit of Hondaâ€™s 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.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)