Tokyo: Honda reveal The Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle
Honda took the opportunity to unveil The Clarity Fuel Cell, at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show alongside models making their Japanese debut.
Being introduced to the Japanese market are the European-built Civic Type R , Honda NSX, and Odyssey Hybrid. Also set to feature is the Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V will be shown as well as innovative mobility solutions, The WANDER WALKER and WANDER STAND, following on from its world debut at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Clarity Fuel Cell is a world first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle sedan to house the fuel cell stack and drivetrain system under the bonnet. Embodying Honda’s design principle of “man maximum, machine minimum”, the configuration enables a spacious area to seat 5. The fuel cell size is reduced by 33% in comparison to the FCV, the FCX Clarity whilst producing a higher output with the maximum of over 100kW and a fuel cell stack power density of 3.1 kW/L culminating in a 130kW (177 PS) of output providing a powerful yet smooth acceleration from 0 to full speed. All of the this and its range per full tank is over 700km, with a refuelling time of around 3 minutes.
The Clarity Fuel Cell will be commercially available in Japan from early 2016. Further information on the launch of Clarity in Europe will follow in 2016.