The 2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell paves the path to the future with hydrogen fuel cell technology

Enjoy a responsible drive in a zero-emission vehicle. The 2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell paves the path to the future with hydrogen fuel cell technology

What is the difference between fuel-cell, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric cars?
While all three powertrains use an electric drive motor, there are several differences that allow each vehicle to suit various lifestyles and driving uses.

Fuel-cell vehicles typically have range ratings of 300 miles or more and refueling times of approximately 5 minutes or less, along with a highly efficient fuel cell to create the on-demand electricity for power with no emissions.

A battery-electric vehicle (BEV) obtains its power from electricity stored in highly efficient and powerful batteries that require recharging via a power outlet. A BEV also produces no emissions and has range ratings that can vary from 50 to 315 miles, depending on battery capacity. With a Level 2 charger, recharging times can vary from 1 to 10 hours.

Plug-in hybrid vehicles use a traditional gasoline engine as well as an electric motor with a battery to allow all-electric driving capability. By utilizing this hybrid powertrain, the vehicle can be driven fuel-efficiently for long driving distances. When driven in EV mode, it produces zero emissions. The battery can be recharged from a power outlet much like a battery-electric vehicle.

What are the advantages of the Clarity Fuel Cell over other fuel cell cars?
The advancements in the new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell are the result of 20 years of Honda research and development.

One of the biggest engineering breakthroughs of the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell that’s unique among sedans is that the entire fuel cell powertrain fits under its hood. This frees up valuable cabin space for a spacious interior that fits five passengers, whereas some other fuel cell sedans can only fit four. There’s also ample cargo space*, due to the thoughtful placement of the hydrogen tanks.

Compared to other fuel cell vehicles, the Clarity Fuel Cell features a luxurious, comfortable interior made from approximately 80% eco-conscious materials.

It’s also smoother, quieter and more exciting to drive, due to its independent suspension, aerodynamic 18-inch alloy wheels and specially designed sport tires. A flat underbody, contoured shape and air ducts ahead of the wheel openings enhance aerodynamics and reduce turbulence. This helps the Clarity receive an EPA range rating of 360 miles*—approximately 50 miles higher than the closest competing fuel cell sedan’s ratings—and best-in-class* fuel efficiency.

Additionally, the available HondaLink®* app connects you to a world of online content both inside and outside of your Clarity Fuel Cell. Stay in touch with its many features, including real-time vehicle fuel level and range, and the ability to pre-condition cabin temperature from outside the vehicle. The HondaLink®* app comes equipped with StationFinder, which locates the nearest approved hydrogen fueling station, gives you the station’s current status and can provide you directions right to it.

Is the car produced sustainably?
The premium interior fabric materials of the Clarity Fuel Cell feel so luxurious you’d never guess they were made from approximately 80% eco-conscious materials and recycled products. From the headliner to the carpet, the Clarity Fuel Cell is just one example of the initiatives set by Honda for creating sustainable, zero-waste products and manufacturing processes.

How safe is the Clarity Fuel Cell?
Like all Honda cars, the Clarity Fuel Cell has been designed to have a high level of safety performance. To that end, Honda engineers have spent the last 20 years developing and refining fuel-cell technology.

The vehicle's hydrogen fuel tanks are mounted securely in the subframe. They are designed to meet numerous stringent global safety standards and constructed with a high-tech aluminum wound in carbon fiber, making them incredibly strong and impact-resistant. Additionally, the Clarity Fuel Cell comes equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technology features, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™.* The Clarity Fuel Cell also utilizes the next generation of the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure for improved frontal-crash protection.

What’s the difference between driving a fuel cell vehicle and a gasoline-powered vehicle?
While a fuel cell vehicle has much of the same basic driving functionality as a gasoline-powered vehicle, there are several things that set the Clarity Fuel Cell apart.

Honda has taken its rich history in motorsports and combined it with Fuel Cell Technology to bring you a vehicle that is fun to drive. Clarity Fuel Cell has excellent performance and handling thanks to its high-torque electric motor, weight distribution and multi-link rear suspension. Rolling on 18-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels with exclusive low-rolling resistance sport performance tires, the electric motor generates rapid acceleration the moment you press the accelerator. This power on demand provides smooth take offs and an overall quieter drive. For more responsive acceleration, switch to Sport Mode with the touch of a button.

How far can I drive before refueling?
You should be able to drive a long way, as the Clarity Fuel Cell received a 360-mile EPA range rating.*

How much does the Clarity Fuel Cell cost?
The Clarity Fuel Cell is available for lease at $379 per month for 36 months* with $2,878 due at signing. The lease includes several unique benefits, including up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel for the 3-year lease term, and up to 21 days of complimentary Avis luxury car rentals*. To learn more about the benefits of leasing the Clarity Fuel Cell, click here.



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