Honda Clarity 2018 Edition to Come With 2 More Variants
Honda has decided to use alternate fuel choices for its Clarity fuel cell model. The car which was earlier powered by Hydrogen fuel cells has got two more additions as propulsion options. The two additional options will be the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and the Clarity Electric.
The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will have a 1.5-litre four cylinder petrol engine backed by a kWh battery pack. The engine performs neatly and manages to notch up an 181 horsepower output. Due to the hybrid nature of the car, it’ll have a range of 528km while having a range of 67 km for the electric only range. This takes the Clarity’s fuel efficiency to a figure of 2.7 liters per 100 km.
On the other hand, the all-electric Clarity’s range hasn’t been announced yet. Some sources have reportedly predicted the car’s range to be around 128 km in keeping with the car’s 25.5 kWh battery. The car will come featuring the SAE Combo DC fast charge option; this lets the car’s batteries charge up to 80% in 30 minutes. The final output of the car is lesser than the hybrid model and is around 161 horsepower. It, however, is more fuel-efficient than the hybrid and comes with an efficiency of 2.4 liters per 100 km.
Both the models of the Clarity will be launched in the US market by the year-end of 2017, but sadly there are no plans from Honda to bring the cars to GCC region yet.