Honda to Add Hybrid and EV Variants of Clarity Fuel Cell Car
Honda Motor Co. says it will launch a hybrid and all-electric version of its upcoming Clarity sedan next year.
The all-new fuel-cell-powered Clarity is due to launch later this year in California. It will be followed early next year by an all-electric model—also limited to California initially—and a plug-in hybrid later in 2017.
Honda says the Clarity’s platform was designed to support a variety of powertrains. This is possible in part to a more compact fuel cell design, which Honda says is about the size of a V-6 engine.
Styling between the three models will vary slightly.
Honda previously has said that it expects two-thirds of its global car sales to include some sort of electrified models by 2030. Last year, such models accounted for only about 1% of Honda’s sales in the U.S.
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