as declared in Honda Announces Disappointing Range for Clarity EVBack in April of 2016, Honda had a glorious day in the alternative-energy-vehicle department, as it happily and confidently announced that the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, which would be launched later that year fueled by sweet hydrogen, would soon be followed by two more green cars: a plug-in hybrid Clarity and a fully-electric Clarity.
You see, the Honda Clarity EV is coming to market with a range of only 80 miles and a starting MSRP of about $35,000 before incentives.
Honda scored four Best Resale Value awards from KBBAt the time, Honda promised that the Clarity EV would be the first affordable, mid-size five-passenger battery electric to offer premium contents and features.
A range of 80 miles is about the range of a Chevrolet Spark EV, which was dumped for the newer, longer-range Bolt, or the VW e-Golf, an EV-ified version of VW’s staple hatchback–and both start for about $7,000 less than the Clarity EV apparently will.
So, the recent announcement of its range was great news!
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The Honda Clarity EV’s Range Won’t Wow Anyone
According to Automotive News, when the Clarity EV goes on sale this spring, it’s not likely to be snapped up by buyers with exurban commutes or those who like long, aimless drives in the country.
The estimated price of the Clarity EV is $35,000 before tax credits.
That’s because the Clarity packs just 80 miles of range.
A report states that the all-electric version of Honda’s upcoming Clarity, which will forever live in the technological shadow of its fuel cell-powered sibling, sports an embarrassingly short range.
Maybe thumbing your nose at range anxiety will become the newest form of brawny American machismo.
As it stated in
All-Electric Honda Clarity Falls Short of Competition in the Range Department AutoGuide.com News
Honda is gearing up to release the all-electric version of the Clarity sedan, but its range certainly won’t be the top selling feature.
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The Clarity, which will also be available as a plug-in hybrid and hydrogen-powered model, will accommodate five passengers and will cost around $35,000 in all-electric trim.
Honda says that this decision was calculated to meet two stringent parameters: the size of the vehicle and the price.
Automotive News has learned that the Clarity will have a range of about 80 miles on a single charge, falling short of the Nissan Leaf’s 107 miles of range, the new Hyunda Ioniq EV’s 124 miles and the Chevy Bolt’s 238 miles.
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