Honda Expands Clarity Lineup With New PHEV & EV In New York

The Honda Clarity Electric will come first and only be available for lease in California and Oregon. Pricing for the new versions has not been announced.

The Clarity Electric shares most of its powertrain components with the Clarity Fuel Cell, although Honda won't specify exactly how much is common. This delivers a maximum output of 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque and relies on the help of a 17-kWh battery pack and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine acting as a generator. Honda has set a target of selling 75,000 Clarity cars - fuel cell, hybrid, or all-electric - annually, starting next year.

The fuel-cell model, debuting in NY as a forest green color, will be available this supper. Topping up the battery pack takes two and a half hours when the pack is plugged into a 240-volt charger.

Steve Center, who's Honda's vice president in connected and environmental business development, says "we're really at the beginning of the vertical" when it comes to electrified auto adoption - including hybrid vehicles with gasoline powered motors.

The Clarity PHEV's all-electric range is expected to be 42 miles (68 km), which Honda says would be the most of any midsize PHEV vehicle sold in the US, topping the Toyota Prius Prime and Hyundai Sonata PHEV's respective 25-mile (40-km) and 27-mile (43-km) all-electric range.

The Clarity Electric, meanwhile, does what it does with 161 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, so the engine tuning is a little different, but it carries less weight. Honda expects this PHEV to earn an overall EPA fuel economy rating of 105 mpg-equivalent.

With the fuel-cell variant (often depicted in burgundy) already offered in select parts of California, Honda will next roll out the EV (pictured in blue) later this year though still as a 2017 model, starting in OR and (you guessed it) California. The higher-volume plug-in hybrid also will get two trims, a base and Touring.

How the fuel cell cars generate electricity to run the motor and the battery is by mixing oxygen and hydrogen in specially treated plates, which combine to generate a fuel cell stack.

The vehicle provides three distinct driving modes including Econ, Sport, and Normal.

"But for those purists, he noted, if you want a large, luxurious, 5-passenger battery-electric sedan that's affordable, the Clarity EV is your vehicle". Lease includes Roadside Assistance, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, and up to 21 days Avis luxury rental vehicle.

But the filling stations are the biggest obstacle for the fuel cell cars. Unlike the fuel cell auto, the plug-in hybrid Clarity will be available to buy or lease in all 50 states later this year at a price expected to be around $35,000.

Indeed, Honda says the Clarity PHEV will be good enough for more than 330 miles on a full battery and a full tank of gas. The Clarity Fuel Cell is available for the competitive introductory lease price of $369 a month for 36 months with $2,868 due at signing The lease terms include an attractive mileage allowance of 20,000 miles per year, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, up to 21 days of an Avis Luxury Rental in California, 24/7 roadside assistance, and eligibility for California "White Sticker" single occupant HOV access.

  • BJP hopeful of winning Odisha in 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Bhubaneswar around 3.45pm to attend a power-packed BJP national executive meet. BJP supporters raised slogans of "Modi-Modi" and "Vande Mataram" and some showered flowers on the Prime Minister.

    Hello to Windows 10 Creators Update, and goodbye to Windows Vista

    And now, a decade after it was first launched, Microsoft has announced that Windows Vista support has officially ended. The termination puts an end to one of its most highly-anticipated and widely-disappointing operating systems.

    Chelsea maintains EPL title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1

    Don't forget that last season they played for the title and we were tenth, so they are a really good team. However, he has been very important for the team throughout the entire season.
  • Wes: You may encounter a passing shower or storm this afternoon

    Saturday will see showers continue across the north and north east Scotland, with things looking brighter and drier southwards. If you need help programming your weather radio, be sure to visit our team at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Hoover.
    Tyga Hauled Away by LAPD While Leaving Hollywood Nightclub

    Tyga Hauled Away by LAPD While Leaving Hollywood Nightclub

    TMZ reported that it finally turned out that Tyga had some paper plates on his vehicle , but he was arrested for possible DUI. However, as Tyga was escorted to the back of the patrol auto , he told paparazzi: "I have paper plates on my vehicle ".
    Australian news anchor caught daydreaming on air, gets fired

    Australian news anchor caught daydreaming on air, gets fired

    It takes her a moment to realize this and so, just briefly, she is caught not paying the slightest bit of attention. Someone's already started a petition to get her reinstated, which has about 2,900 signatures so far.
  • Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm

    Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm

    Earlier on Wednesday, two sources in Tokyo said Japan's navy planned exercises with the Vinson carrier group in a joint show of force.

    Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

    The bombardment took place amid rising global tensions as the USA military steps up raids against global jihadist groups. The Pentagon said in its statement that "US Forces took every precaution to avoid civilian casualties with this strike".

    All-round Mumbai register second successive home win

    With Shikhar taking time to get off the blocks, it was a sluggish start from Sunrisers. He has conceded 31 runs off five overs in that phase of the innings.
  • Verizon's Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge

    According to Verizon , the newest Air command lets you create GIFs and get instant translations with the S Pen. To check your Note 5 or S6 edge + for updates, go into Settings About phone Software update Check for updates.
    Josh Brolin set to play Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

    Josh Brolin set to play Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

    Aside from menacing the Avengers , it looks like Brolin will be teaming up with the Merc with a Mouth on the big screen too. In the series, the character is transported to the future as a child before returning to the present-day as a warrior.
    707 horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to be unveiled in NY

    707 horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to be unveiled in NY

    At the back, the angry Cherokee features a gloss black rear valence that showcases its four-inch "black chrome" quad exhaust tips. The vehicle also comes with a strengthened rear drive shaft and a beefier front suspension with coil springs and control arms.