Honda to lease 2017 Clarity Electric for $269 a month

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

  • Michael Walsh

    Crap: because the gold standard for EVs today is 200 miles of range. 89 miles is so 2011 Nissan LEAFY….It needs a 60 kWh pack like the BOLT, plain and simple.
    A nice looking car like this would sell in the 40-45K price range, in my opinion with 200+range.
    To be a contender today 180 miles would be a minimum!!

  • Vincent Wolf

    No thanks to all Japanese cars due to their attitudes regarding BEVs. China, India and Europe get it. Japan and Detroit do not. I hope they both go belly up.

  • Jan Vavrek

    Just a note…if you take a look back in time on electric vehicles of 90’s you will find out that they are 98% terribly lookin cars and I cannot get rid of the feelin that is was one of the reasons why their sales were so poor (or what sales :O). Technology, price, charging network is already fine, but I would never buy such a ugly car :/

  • Ramon A. Cardona

    DOA!! Perhaps a $75 monthly lease with free to charge program may move this model but what is Honda thinking? The fuel cell Model is a give away as to price and includes $15,000 for charging! Cannot follow this logic!