2017 Honda Clarity Carries Thirty Years Worth of Hydrogen Dreams
It’s been nearly a decade since hybrid driving became something of a norm in the automotive world, but some automakers aren’t stopping there. Some are turning to hydrogen fuel cells as the future. Well, those other car makers have a lot of catching up to do, because Honda has been developing theirs for over thirty years.
While a rival Japanese automaker has put out their first fuel cell car this year, Honda has leased the FCX Clarity since 2008–even making it available for U.S. drivers living in California. The same can be said of the new Clarity, which was launched at the Tokyo Motor Show on Tuesday.
Set to arrive next spring, the Clarity will boast a fuel cell stack roughly the same size as your average V6 engine, and garner 300 miles of range on a single fill up. Being this is a hydrogen car, it will have a similar torque output to some EVs, which means it’ll be quite a bit of fun to toss around.
We’ll keep you in the loop about this new Honda model’s availability. In the meantime, your immediate automotive needs can be met by stopping by our Lawrence, MA dealership and signing up for a test drive.