The long awaited Honda FCX Clarity has now been unveiled at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car, in fact, looks very similar to the prototype that we’ve been showing off for a while at the bottom of the Honda FCX page.
The only deviation in outward appearances are the new bumpers and smaller wheels. The Honda FCX Clarity is a production version of the prototype and contains a 100 kw V Flow fuel cell stack, a 95 kw electric motor, lithium ion battery pack and a 5,000 psi compressed hydrogen tank.
The range of the Honda FCX Clarity is reported to be 270 miles and receives the equivalent of 68 mpg. The Honda FCX Clarity will be leased to a few select customers in Southern California (they are still not saying how many) next summer for $600 per month for a 3-year commitment.
Honda is also pointing out that the FCX Clarity qualifies for a portion of the IRS $12,000 tax credit, though obviously not all of it since customers will be leasing the vehicle for $7,200 per year.