Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 2017 Review

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell 2017 review

Honda clarity fuel cell 2017 review eight point you can’t buy the honda clarity fuel cell but the innovative hatchback does enough to show that hydrogen models deserve a more mainstream future what is it it’s unobtainable that’s the first thing you should know about this new hydrogen powered honda clarity fuel cell the company may have decided to show this car

In europe and to run small fleets in interested markets but it won’t be selling it in europe until the next generation model arrives in five years time true the cars on sale in tiny numbers in the us and japan for the equivalent of 40 thousand pounds but there’s no such deal on this side of the pond why show at all one suspects to show the extent of honda’s fuel

Cell progress so far and to prevent toyota whose fuel cell mirai you can actually buy from gathering all the glory honda has been working on this technology for 30 years and considers itself the leader even if it chooses not to sell cars here yet at present honda’s clarity pilot plant in japan can only make three cars a day and that output is fully utilized sending

Cars to more promising outposts of the hydrogen fueled world germany denmark california and of course oil short japan where hydrogen fueling stations are being built at a greater rate than our own besides honda still has to get costs down further the clarity would cost more than 40,000 pounds here what’s it like here’s the bottom line on the new honda clarity fuel

Cell saloon it is civilized comfortable easy to drive a desirable to anyone who likes electrically driven cars and puts a high value on smoothness quietness and an abiding feeling of plushness the new clarity indisputably shows the potential of the design it’s a big car a 4.9 meter long saloon with a body made from an expensive sounding amalgam of ultra high tensile

Steel aluminium and composite honda claims it as the world’s most advanced fuel cell vehicle on the grounds that it has greatly reduced the size of every powertrain component fuel cell stack power electronics and electric drive motor so that the total assembly fits under the bonnet in a space slightly smaller than the drivetrain of one of its 3.5 liter v6 models

The clarity has two fuel tanks one under the rear seat another behind it carrying a total of five kilograms of hydrogen the same as the mirai and honda claims this 1,800 kilograms car has the longest driving range of any zero emissions vehicle so far the clarity’s interior is plush and quite spacious in front honda’s claim is that this is the first five seater fuel

Cell car and it is but we don’t think the central rear seat passenger you must sit aside a large tunnel would be comfortable for long rear seat room for the other two is quite good without approaching the standard of the ford mondeo boot space is okay but the floor isn’t flat and the front wall is oddly shaped because of the barrel like hydrogen tank ahead of it on

The road driving is very much the experience you’d associate with any well setup electric car same smooth and swift departure from rest accurate accelerator responses and strong turkey power delivery the motor has 172 bhp and 221 pounds foot or torque and complete absence of gear changes as with most electric cars there’s one gear and no clutch as you drive there’s

No sound build up from the powertrain just a steady hum from the new smaller two-stage supercharged compressor plus a distant whine when the car is slowing as the regenerative brake system charges the battery you can increase the feeling of deceleration by thumbing a sport button on the console although it barely sharpens accelerator response handling is neat for

A big car and the ride is flat plush and quiet and surprisingly this steering isn’t too light with its size and long wheelbase the clarity certainly isn’t a car for throwing about but it does grip nicely on corners maintains a neutral cornering attitude even in high speed bends and has strong easily modulated brakes in short the serene driving experience will be

Familiar to those who know the toyota prius well except that it is quieter and smoother still you could easily imagine this powertrain in a rolls-royce to die by one you can’t as explain for the next few years honda will use its few european cars to promote the idea of fuel cells and to build anticipation for the day around 2022 when a new generation clarity fuel

Cell model hits the market in decent numbers but even in this iteration the car deserves buyers and proves that a hydrogen honda at a sensible price can’t come too soon on the clarity fuel cell location copenhagen on sale never price n a motor electric hydrogen fuel cell power 174 bhp torque 221 pounds foot gearbox direct drive / weight 1,800 kilograms 0 to 62

Miles per hour 9.0 seconds top speed 104 miles per hour range 403 miles neck claimed co2 0 grams / km rivals toyota mirai hyundai ix35 b5

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