Honda’s Clarity Electric sedan is scheduled to arrive at select dealerships in California and Oregon in August. The company has announced an introductory 36-month lease offer of $269 a month (plus tax), which includes 20,000 miles per year.
The Clarity Electric sports a 161 hp (120 kW) electric motor that produces 221 lb-ft (300 N·m) of torque, and a 25.5 kWh battery pack. It uses the SAE Combined standard for DC fast charging. The EPA estimated range is 89 miles, and fuel economy is 114 MPGe combined.
The Clarity Electric joins the Clarity Fuel Cell, launched in December 2016. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is slated to arrive later in 2017. The Clarity series features the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.
“The Clarity Electric is the only affordable five-passenger EV sedan with all the safety and premium features a consumer expects today, including Honda Sensing as standard equipment,” said Honda VP Steve Center. “Honda customers have been asking for a true five-passenger sedan and we are pleased to make this a reality at an affordable lease price.”
Source: Honda via Green Car Congress