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.