Honda EVP John Mendel discusses new Clarity lineup with news media. Photo: hondanews.com
Honda is putting the future of green car technology into overdrive. Soon, customers will be able to plug into Honda’s new family of advanced Clarity automobiles for the ultimate in fuel economy. The automaker plans to launch a trio of new fuel-efficient Clarity vehicles sometime in 2017 or early 2018. These include the hydrogen-powered Clarity FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle), a new all-electric Clarity hatchback model replacing the departed Fit EV, and a new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. All three vehicles will share the same architecture and body styles, with the Plug-In Hybrid and Clarity Electric debuting as hatchbacks.
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Honda states that it will be the first in the auto industry to launch a fuel cell, electric, and plug-in hybrid on one model platform. Reports indicate that the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will have an all-electric driving range of up to 40 miles, after that the gasoline engine will kick in to provide power.
“The Clarity Plug-In will be the volume leader in the series marketed to customers in all 50 states,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co.’s automobile division. “Plug-ins like Clarity are going to play an increasingly central role in our strategy going forward, and globally we’re committed to offering a plug-in variant on our major core models in the future.” “The Clarity Plug-in will be a volume leader,” Mendel added.
According to Takahiro Hachigo, president and CED of Honda Motor Company, “…in the long term, electrified vehicles are key to the future of carbon-free mobility.” The automaker has pledged that two-thirds of its global car sales will include some form of electrification by 2030.
Honda states that all three new Clarity alternative-fuel vehicles “…will offer spacious, 5-passenger seating, premium features, and interior appointments.”
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The automaker is keeping mum on just exactly how the new Clarity Plug-In will look, and there’s no word on pricing. So be sure to stay tuned to our Valley Honda Dealers’ blog for the latest updates. In the meantime, if you’re in the market for new 2017 Hondas for sale in Phoenix, be sure and visit one of our conveniently located Valley Honda Dealers near Phoenix for some electrifying savings on new Hondas.
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