Honda Clarity

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Welcome to, a resource dedicated to disseminating information on Honda's most innovative car to date. Here you'll find how the Clarity works, technical specifications, leasing information, frequently asked questions, and even a complete list of hydrogen fueling stations.

While first developed as a concept car in 1999, the very first deliverable version of the Honda Clarity was actually released in 2002. Since then, the Clarity has become increasingly efficient both in terms of mileage and power. The 2008-9 FCX is the most recent version of the car, which was unveiled at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show in November of 2007. It's release in the summer of 2008 will target Southern California, which is one of the few States with enough infrastructure to support it. While the Clarity isn't immediately available for purchase, it will be available for a 36 month lease at 600$ per month.

2009 Honda FCX Specifications

Model type Honda fuel cell vehicle
Name FCX Clarity
Number of occupants 4
Performance 0-60 km/hr (apprx 37 mph): 4.8 seconds
Maximum speed (mph) 100
Vehicle range, new EPA-combined label value (miles)* 68 mpg
Drive method Front-wheel drive
Motor Type AC synchronous electric motor (permanent magnet)
Max. output (kW/hp) 100 [134]
Max. torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 189 @ 0 - 3,056
V Flow Fuel cell stack Type PEMFC (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell)
Max. output (kW)* 100
Lithium ion battery Voltage (V)* 288
Fuel Type Compressed hydrogen gas
Storage High-pressure hydrogen tank
Tank capacity (liters) 171
Max. pressure when full (psi) 5,000