Honda commences sells for Clarity Fuel Cell in Japan
Honda commences sells of the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in Japan. Honda showcased the Clarity FCV at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The car is based on the 2006 Honda FCX concept. Earlier, in 2008 Honda unveiled the FCX Clarity which was the preview of the Clarity FCV.
Honda Clarity FCV sedan comes pretty much stylish. It is available in three different colours; which are Premium Brilliant Garnet Metallic (Roof color: Black / Interior color: Platinum Gray), White Orchid Pearl (Roof color: Black / Interior color: Platinum Gray), Crystal Black Pearl (Interior color: Platinum Gray). At the exterior, the car comes with sharp headlamps with LED units, a V shaped chrome garnished strip joining these two headlamps. The fog lamps also come in completely different look, and honestly, they look sleek. Just behind the front fender the air vents get chrome garnishing, while the roofline comes sloping toward the rear along with a shark fin antenna. The rear wheel arches are very unusual.
Honda Clarity FCV is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, and interestingly there is no combustion engine, which makes it a completely zero emission car. The drivetrain mechanism has been laid out in a very interesting design. It is spread from the front to the rear, under the entire chassis. While the fuel cells are placed under the hood, the fuel tanks are positioned under the seats. This eco friendly powertrain churns out 174 hp peak power. Honda claims this powertrain will keep the car going for 750 km with the fully charged battery. The fuel cell needs around 3 minutes to get completely charged.