When evaluating electrified vehicles like the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, it's easy to become fixated on electric range. Oh, it's certainly one of the most important factors, but there are so many other things one must weigh when choosing one of these new-fangled eco-friendly cars. Things like comfort, quality, feature content, driving experience ... you know, the stuff we use to evaluate every other car out there.
Good news for Californians interested in leasing the Honda Clarity's fuel cell version: Honda has announced the cars have started arriving at select Honda dealerships today. The Clarity Fuel Cell will be available from 12 Honda dealers in California, namely six around the Los Angeles/Orange County areas, five in the SF Bay Area and one in Sacramento.
Keeping the Honda hybrids (and EVs) straight.
With 47 miles of electric range, an impressive interior and plenty of standard content, this Clarity PHEV is not to be overlooked.
It gets 47 electric-only miles on a full charge.
The thinking from Honda is that each of these powertrains is best for a certain customer.
The PHEV is the only one to be sold nationwide, for now.
German and Japanese automakers and companies like Tesla will reap the rewards.
The PHEV will be the volume model of the trio.
Look for them at H2 stations all over the state.
This is Honda's next step in zero-emissions driving.
You could get stranded a long, long way from the nearest hydrogen station.
Honda announced today that the Clarity Fuel Cell will be joined by all-electric and plug-in hybrid options next year. It's about time.
The Honda Clarity is now available in Japan, but the company limits its to government agencies and businesses there at first. The first examples of the fuel cell sedan arrive in the US late this year.
CEO Takahiro Hachigo says two-thirds of all new Honda vehicles will be powered by some sort of electric powertrain - pure electric, PHEV or H2 - by 2030.
There will soon be three hydrogen vehicles on the market. For some reason, they all cost $500 a month, even though they're all quite different. Odd, no?