When Will the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell Release?

September 28th, 2016 by

2017 clarity fuel cell

With the cost of gas rising and increasing concern about our air quality, automakers are looking at new ways of powering the vehicles we drive. Honda’s current contribution is the revolutionary new hydrogen-powered Clarity. Learn about the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell release date, among other things drivers from Swansea, Taunton, Kingston, and Dartmouth can expect when this smart sedan comes to the Midwest, then stop by Silko Honda to see the impressive Honda hybrids already available to drive home today.

When Will it Release?

The four-door Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle is set to begin its release on the West Coast by the end of the year, with the market expanding as new hydrogen fueling stations are made available. The automaker is expected to release more information as the vehicle’s availability expands.

How Do Fuel Cells Work?

Unlike gasoline powered engines, hydrogen vehicles don’t actually burn the fuel in the tank to make power. Instead, the hydrogen is combined with oxygen in a chemical process that generates electricity, which charges the batteries that power the vehicle’s electric motor. This electric motor moves the vehicle forward, leaving behind steam as its only byproduct, rather than harmful emissions that pollute the air we breathe.

What Kind of Performance Can You Expect from the Clarity?

The Clarity offers a more compact motor that is rated at an impressive 174 hp and is capable of 221 lb.-ft. of torque. The two compressed gas storage tanks located beneath the rear seat and between the rear wheels gives passengers more room, and proves the Clarity with an estimated 300 miles of range, although the final EPA evaluation hasn’t been made yet.

Learn More About the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Release Date

If you can’t wait for the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel release date to come to Swansea or Taunton, or you’re itching to improve your Kingston to Dartmouth commute, contact Silko Honda at (508) 880-5500 or visit our showroom at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA to schedule to learn more about the hybrid vehicles you can take home today.