Honda Clarity Electric arrives at California and Oregon dealerships

The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan arrived at the beginning of August at select dealerships in California and Oregon.

The Clarity Electric features a 120 kW electric motor that produces 221 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 25.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It offers DC fast charging using the SAE CCS standard (is this the beginning of the end for CHAdeMO?). Its EPA-certified range is 89 miles, and its fuel economy rating is 114 MPGe combined.

Honda’s Clarity series also includes the Clarity Fuel Cell, launched last December, and the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, which will be launched nationally later this year.

Honda is expanding its lineup of electrified vehicles, which it hopes will make up two thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030. A new hybrid car is due next year, and the company plans to use two-motor hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains in “multiple car and light truck models” in the future.


Source: Honda via Green Car Congress

  • Vincent Wolf

    What a joke about the same range as the older Leaf. Get a life Honda.

    • nordlyst

      Hey, Honda anno 2018 matching Nissan anno 2011 is *huge* progress for Honda…

  • EVman88

    Good combination on battery pack size and back up generator gas engine. Car is ugly but good job. ….I don’t understand the Leaf comment from other post? This is a Hybrid.

    • Jon

      The article states that a plug-in hybrid model will be launched nationally later this year. So this is a BEV, not a PHEV.

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  • Mark Benjamin David

    89 mile range? Seriously? Too little too late. And it’s fugly.


    • Jimmy

      Agreed Mark ! you are right

  • jstack6

    not very impressive. About like the Honda Plus they crushed back in the 90’s B4 they ran after H2 Fuel Cell incentives.

  • EV_Follower

    I’ve been wondering what school of automotive design Honda has been hiring from, in the past several years they haven’t produced very interesting vehicles. In my opinion, most look like they start out with good intentions, then get patched up with quick fixes to make a production deadline. I’ve owned Hondas in the past and currently have an HR-V, but wish the design looked more like a Mazda of late. The Clarity in any form reminds me instead of a poorly updated Citroen DS from the 1980’s (Even if it could fly!)!