The new Honda Clarity FCV (fuel cell vehicle) is bringing the fight to Toyota Mirai in 2016. The Honda Clarity FCV is a hydrogen fuel cell car which can comfortably fit a family of four or five. The production of the Honda Clarity FCV is an impressive feat by Honda. Despite being an electric car powered by hydrogen fuel cells, Honda maintains its quality, packaging and refinement excellence. Further improvement of the car’s infrastructure will only gear Honda towards greater success. If Honda can uphold its promise on producing a hydrogen car with the price tag of a diesel car, there is no doubt that the future certainly belongs to Honda as one of the few pioneers.
As innovative as the Honda Clarity FCV may sound, Honda has been playing around with the idea of producing a hydrogen fuel cell car for quite some time. In just a few short months away, the Honda Clarity FCV will be available in the United Kingdom next year. The Honda Clarity FCV is not Honda’s first attempt at developing a hydrogen fuel cell car. The first two attempts were in the form of the Honda FCX 2002 and the Honda FCX Clarity 2008. The stumbling block with the Honda FCX Clarity was that only 72 of its kind were built at that time and all of them were only sold in California, America. This time around, Honda will not repeat the same mistake. Next year, Honda will be penetrating the United Kingdom’s market with an estimated price of £42,000 per car. The Honda Clarity FCV will not be the only hydrogen fuel cell car in the United Kingdom next year. The Honda Clarity FCV will be accompanied by the Hyundai ix35 FCV and the Toyota Mirai.
Similar to its rivals, the Honda Clarity FCV utilizes oxygen in the air to react with hydrogen in the hydrogen tank. The end product from the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen will then generate electricity to move the front wheels. Honda claimed that the Honda Clarity FCV can cover 435 miles with just a single hydrogen tank which is 135 miles more than the distance covered by the Toyota Mirai.