- Clarity Fuel Cell qualifies for $5,000 state rebate
- Model eligible for California Clean Air Vehicle Stickers, allowing single occupant HOV access
- Clarity Fuel Cells 366-mile driving range rating is the highest of any zero-emission vehicle
The 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell arrived at select Honda dealerships today, competitively lease priced at $369 per month. With a spacious and sophisticated five-occupant interior, advanced alternative-fuel powertrains and long list of standard features, including the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, the Clarity series was chosen as Green Car Journals 2018 Green Car of the Year and Edmunds Most Innovative Car in its 2018 CES Tech Driven Awards.
"Customers interested in being part of the electrified future have a great choice with the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell," said Steven Center, vice president of Connected and Environmental Business Development at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Hondas approach is to create electrified vehicles that people want to drive – with appealing styling, a premium and spacious cabin, and an engaging driving performance."
Coupled with the 2018 Accord Hybrid and the recently announced 2019 Insight, the Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid represent the next generation of Honda vehicles, as the company advances toward its aim to grow electrified vehicle sales to two-thirds of global sales by 2030.
The Clarity Fuel Cell is competitively lease priced at $369 per month for 36 months with $2,868 due at signingi with California customers eligible for a $5,000 rebate.iiThe lease terms include an attractive mileage allowance of 20,000 miles per year, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, up to 21 days of access to a luxury vehicle from Avis while in California,iii 24/7 roadside assistance, and eligibility for Californias Clean Air Vehicle Stickers, allowing single occupant HOV access.2 In addition, the Clarity Fuel Cell has the highest EPA driving range rating of any zero-emission light-duty vehicle in America, including fuel cell and battery electric vehicles, with a 366-mile range rating and fuel economy rating of 68 combined MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent).iv The Clarity Fuel Cell has a refueling time of approximately three to five minutes using 70 MPa refueling stations.
Retail leasing of the Clarity Fuel Cell is available through a network of 12 approved Honda dealerships in select California markets, including six dealerships in Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange County areas), five in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one in the Sacramento area. Honda will continue to invest in its fuel cell vehicle dealer network as the network of public hydrogen fueling stations expands.
Honda Clarity Series
As the next progression of Honda's dynamic styling for electrified products, the Clarity series, Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Electric, has a low, wide aerodynamic body with unique design elements, including its own special hero color, and differentiated front styling, headlights, tail lamps, non-compromised trunk space, Honda Sensing standard and 18-inch alloy wheel designs. Combined with elegant and advanced exterior styling, each Clarity series vehicle has a spacious interior with comfortable seating for five adults, outfitted with premium, environmentally responsible materials.
Offering Honda's "fun-to-drive" DNA, each Clarity variant provides a smooth, quiet and highly refined driving experience, aided by the smooth and seamless character of electric drive torque and acceleration. The Clarity series also features advanced technologies, including Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ integration, and the full suite of Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies.
With three different powertrains and luxury packaging, this shared "3-in-1" platform strategy is enabling Honda to respond to infrastructure and market developments, provide customers nationwide with an ultra-low carbon vehicle that meets their lifestyle needs, and will take Honda toward higher volume sales of advanced powertrain products that will help reduce CO2 emissions.