The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen car has gone on sale today, March 10, 2016. So write this down in your journal as this expects to be a significant part of hydrogen car history.
The 5-seat commercial Honda Clarity Fuel Cell boasts a range of 466 miles (by comparison the Toyota Mirai has a 312 mile range). The Clarity Fuel Cell also has a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen storage tank, 103 kW PEM fuel cell, 130 kW electric motor and a bank of lithium ion batteries. The vehicle can be refueled in 3 minutes.
Honda expects to sell around 200 of the Clarity’s to businesses and government entities in Japan. The sticker price is approximately $67,967 USD. With a government subsidy of $17,700 USD this brings down the price into the $50,000 USD range.
If you would like the vehicle in White Orchid Pearl, this will cost you about $400 USD extra. If you would like the vehicle in Premium Brilliant Garnet Metallic this will cost you about $575 USD extra.
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell can also be coupled with the optional Power Exporter 9000 ($10,390 USD) which can supply an average household 7 days of electricity and can be quite useful in emergency situations.
The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen car is expected to rollout in the USA and Europe later this year.