PistonCars.com – 2017 Honda Clarity, Honda’s electric sedan with a unique shape and look powered by hydrogen Fuel-Cell. This electric sedan can be refilled in three minutes only. It is expected to mostly drive like an electric car. The new Honda Clarity is built to be the rival of Toyota Mirai sedan and Hyunday Tucson Fuel Cell.
This is a four-passenger car. The powertrain comes from an electric motor system (Hydrogen Fuel Cell) which is expected to produce 174 horsepower. the engine is supported by a front-wheel drivetrain. This is also managed by an advanced system of a lithium-ion battery pack.
2017 Honda Clarity; Specification
Inside the 2017 Clarity, a four-adult seating capacity is available. The interior is made of a plant-derived Honda Bio-Fabric. The cabin is created in an elegant and futuristic design. The front seats are designed to be climate-controlled seats. A tilt/ telescopic steering wheel, cupholders, doors pockets, a center-console space, and under-trunk storage are also available.
There are also advanced technological safety features including airbags, adaptive cruise control, a Collision Mitigation Brake System, traction and stability control.
The 2017 Clarity is built in a uni-body construction supported by electric power steering and a double –wishbone suspension. This is 193 inches long which is larger than the previous model. The body offers a flattering angle. The exterior is completed with lightweight aerodynamic wheels, underbody aero panels, an extra rear window.
The 2017 Clarity is powered by an electric motor system with Hydrogen Honda Fuel Cell. It is expected to produce 174 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The drivetrain comes from the front-wheel drive. The electricity is backed by a fuel-cell and managed by an advanced system of a lithium-ion battery pack. It just needs about three minutes to refill the fuel cell. The powertrain used is packaged in Honda’s V Flow fuel-cell stack – in the car’s center tunnel. Meanwhile, the new lithium-ion battery pack fits under the rear seats.
With the overall power system used, Honda has claimed that this 2017 Clarity offers energy efficiency in which it brings three times as efficient as a typical compact gasoline car. This is also claimed to be two times as efficient as a compact hybrid gasoline-electric car.
Price and Release Date
The 2017 Clarity arrives in dealerships in Japan and goes on sale in Spring 2016. The first city of U.S.A to be offered is California in the late of 2016. The price is estimated to be around $60,000.